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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
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YEAR BOOK 

OF 

THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 
OF NEW YORK 



PREPARED BY THE SECRETARY 
THEODORE M. BANTA 



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D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA, M. D. 

PRESIDENT OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. 1895. 




CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Officers and Trustees vi 

The Poughkeepsie Dinner i 

Eleventh Annual Banquet 3 

Address of President Roosa 8 

Address of Consul-General Planten 17 

Address of Mr. Theodore Roosevelt 22 

Address of Rev. D. Sage Mackay 28 

Address of Prof. J. H. Van Amringe 35 

Address of Judge Henry E. Howland 41 

Address of Major-General Ruger 55 

Address of General E. L. VielfI 59 

Eleventh Annual Meeting 68 

Treasurer's Annual Report 7 2 

Secretary's Annual Report 74 

Letters Referring to the Transvaal 76 

Election of Officers 81 

Remarks of Retiring President, Dr. Roosa 84 

Remarks of President-Elect, Judge Truax S8 

Resolution of Thanks to President Roosa 90 

Report of Committee on Statue 90 

Report of Committee on Banquet Day 93 

Resolution in Reference to the Transvaal 95 

Resolution in Reference to a Society Button.. 97 

Remarks of Henry A. Bogert 97 

In Memoriam 101 

Early Immigrants to New Netherland 124 

Settlers in Rensselaerswyck 130 

Passenger Lists, 1657 to 1664 141 



PAGE 

Oath of Allegiance, Kings Co., 1687 159 

House Owners, New York, 1674 167 

Members of Dutch Church, 16S6 17S 

Dutch Aliases 190 

Additions to the Library 199 

Constitution and By-Laws 202 

List of Members 215 

In Memoriam 238 




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OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1896. 



PRESIDENT. 
CHARLES H. TRUAX. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York Samuel D. Coykendall. 

Kings County Delavan Bloodgood. 

Queens County Henry A. Bogert. 

Westchester County John R. Hegeman. 

Orange County Selah R. Van Duzer. 

Dutchess County Edward Elsworth. 

Ulster County Augustus H. Bruyn. 

Columbia County John C. DuBois. 

Albany County Albert Van der Veer. 

Rensselaer County Charles R. De Freest. 

Schenectady County Thomas L. Barhydt. 

Montgomery County Martin Van Buren. 

Hudson County, N. J Isaac Paulis Van der Beek. 

Bergen County, N.J Andrew D. Bogert. 

Passaic County, N.J John Hopper. 

Essex County, N. J Anson A. Voorhees. 

Monmouth County, N. J William H. Vredenburgh. 

Middlesex County, N. J William R. Duryee. f 

Philadelphia, Pa EUGENE VAN Loan. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Edward S. Bogert. 

SECRETARY. 

1 
Theodore M. Banta. 



TREASURER. 
Tunis G. Bergen. 



Term Expires in 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. Dewitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Robert A. Van Wyck. 



1897. Term Expires in 1898. 

Frank Hasbrouck, 
Abraham Lansing, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
John \V. Vrooman. 



Term Expires in 1899. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Warner Van Norden, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



Term Expires in 1900. 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
John H. Starin, 
James B. Van Woert. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
JOHN L. RIKER. 



ON FINANCE. 



WARNER VAN NORDEN, 
JOHN W. VROOMAN, 
ROBERT VAN WYCK. 



ON HIS TOR Y AND TRADITION. 

THEODORE M. BANTA, 
TUNIS G. BERGEN, 
FRANK HASBROUCK. 



ON ST A TUE TO WILLIAM OF ORANGE. 

GEORGE St. VAN HOESEN, 
HENRY R. BEEKMAN, 
HENRY VAN DYKE, 
D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA, 
SAMUEL D. COYKENDALL. 






OFFICERS, 

Elected April 8, 1895. 



PRESIDENT. 
D. B. St. JOHN ROOSA. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York Charles H. Truax. 

Kings County William C. DeWitt. 

Queens County Henry A. Bogert. 

Westchester County Harris E. Adriance. 

Orange County Seymour DeWitt. 

Dutchess County Edward Elsworth. 

Ulster County Augustus H. Bruyn. 

Columbia County Charles King Van Vleck. 

Albany County Albert Van der Veer. 

Rensselaer County Charles R. de Freest. 

Schenectady County James A. Van Voast. 

Montgomery County John H. Starin. 

Hudson County, N. J Charles Henry Voorhis. 

Bergen County, N. J Elbert A. Brinckerhoff. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hotper. 

Essex County, N. J John N. Jansen. 

Monmouth County, N.J William II. Vredenburgh. 

Middlesex County, N. J Abraham V. Schenck. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eucene Van Loan. 

United States Army Maj.-Genl. Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Pay-Director Casper Schenck. 

SECRETARY. 

Theodore M. Banta. 

TREASURER. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term expires in 1896. 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H. Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



Term expires in 1897. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Robert A. Van Wyck. 



Term expires in lSy8. 

Frank Hasbrouck, 
Abraham Lansing, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
John W. Vrooman, 



Term expires in 1899. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Warner Van Norden, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
JOHN L. RIKER. 



ON FINANCE. 



JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 
JOHN W. VROOMAN. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



THEODORE M. BANTA, 
TUNIS G. BERGEN, 
FRANK HASBROUCK. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1894. 



PRESIDENT. 
WARNER VAN NORDEN. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York Charles H. Truax. 

Kings County, N. Y Delavan Bloodgood. 

Albany County, N. Y Albert Van der Veer. 

Ulster County, N. Y Elijah Du Bois. 

Essex County, N. J John N. Jansen. 

Dutchess Coun'y, N. Y Edward Elsworth. 

Hudson County, N. J Garret Daniel Van Reipen. 

Westchester County, N. Y Harris E. Adriance. 

Queens County, N. Y Henry A. Bogert. 

Monmouth County, N.J William H. Vredenburgh. 

Schenectady County, N. Y John Livingston Swits. 

Bergen County, N.J John Paul Paulison. 

Orange County, N. Y Seymour De Witt. 

Middlesex County, N. J Abraham V. Schenck. 

Philadelphia, Pa S am uel S. Str yker. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Columbia County, N. Y Charles King Van Vleck. 

Rensselaer County, N. Y Charles R. De Freest. 

Montgomery County, N. Y John H. Starin. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy William K. Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 



TREASURER. 

Eucene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 
Term Expires in 1895. Term Expires in iJ 



Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick, 



James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H. Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



Term Expires in 1897. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Robert A. Van Wyck, 



Term Expires in 189! 

Frank Hasbrouck, 
Abraham Lansing, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
John W. Vrooman. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
JOHN L. RIKER. 



ON FINANCE. 



JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 
JOHN W. VROOMAN. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 

THEODORE M. BANTA, 

TUNIS G. BERGEN, 

D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1893. 



PRESIDENT. 
JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Warner Van Norden. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Delavan Bloodgood. 

Kingston, N. Y Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Jersey City, N.J Francis I. Vanderbeek. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van der Veer. 

Westchester County, N. Y David Cole. 

Rockland County, N. Y Isaac C. H aring. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y John Livingston Swits. 

Fonda, N. Y Alfred DeGraaf. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J Charles H. Voorhees. 

Bergen County, N. J James M. Van Valen. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Haserouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J I). Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N. Y Charles F. Van Inwegen. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Samuel S. Stryker. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y William C. Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N. Y James D. Van Hoevenberg. 

North Hempstead, N. Y Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Win. Knickerbocker Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 

TREASURER. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1894. 

William M. Hoes, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
John W. Vrooman. 



Term Expires in 1S95. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



Term Expires in 1896 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H. Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



Term Expires in lSg7. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Robert A. Van Wyck. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN IIOESEN, 
GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
JOHN L. RIKER. 



ON FINANCE. 



HENRY R. BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 
ALEXANDER T. VAN NEST. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



THEODORE M. BANTA, 
WILLIAM M. HOES, 
D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. 






OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1892. 



PRESIDENT, 
AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Warner Van Norden. 

Kingston, N. Y Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Jersey City, N. J Cornelius C. Van Reypen. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Judah B. Voorhees. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Rockland Country, N. Y Cornelius R. Blauvelt. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles H. Roosevelt. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y Giles Y. Van Der Bogert. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J Charles H. Voorhees. 

Bergen County, N. J John Quackenbush. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank H asurouck. 

Monmouth County, N.J . D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Yonkers, N. Y William L. Heermance. 

Lansingburg, N. Y William C. Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N. Y James D. Van Hoevenberg. 

North Hempstead, N. Y Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy W11. Knickerbocker Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvi.n Banta. 

TREASURER. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 
Term Expires in 1893. Term Expires in 1894. 



Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



William D. Garrison, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
William M. Hoes, 
John W. Vrooman. 



Term Expires in 1 895. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



Term Expires in 189 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H. Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
HENRY R. BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD. 



ON FINANCE. 

ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
WILLIAM J. VAN ARSDALE, 
JOHN W. VROOMAN. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 

HENRY VAN DYKE, 

J. WILLIAM BEEKMAN, 

D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (May 19), 1891. 



PRESIDENT. 
GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN. 

/ -ICE-PRESIDEN TS. 

New York City Charles H. Truax. 

Kingston, N. Y Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Jersey City, N. J Henry Traphagen. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Judah Back Voorhees. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y Giles Yates Van Der Bogert. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Deniiergh. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J Charles II. Voorhees. 

Bergen County, N. J John Quackenbusii. 

Passaic County, N.J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N.J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Yonkers, N. Y E. J. Elting. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y William Chichester Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N. Y James D. Van Hoevenberg. 

North Hempstead, N. Y Andrew J. Onderdo.nk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vi.iet. 

United States Navy W»i. Knickerbocker. Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 

TREASURER. 

Eugene Van Schaick. 

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TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1 892. 

Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in 1893. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



Term Expires in 1894. 

William D. Garrison, 
William M. Hoes, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 

Henry S. Van Beuren, 
John W. Vrooman. 



Term Expires in 1895. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
GEORGE W. VAN SICLEN, 
HENRY R. BEEKMAN. 



ON FINANCE. 

ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
WM. W. VAN VOORHIS, 
WM. J. VAN ARSDALE. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 
JACOB WENDELL, 
CHAUNCEY M. DEI'EW. 






OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (May 27), iJ 



PRESIDENT. 
ROBERT BARNWELL ROOSEVELT. 

VICE-PRESIDEN TS. 

New York City Maus Rosa Vedder. 

Kingston, N. Y Samuel Decker Coykendall. 

Jersey City, N. J George Clippinger Varick. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Harmanus Barkaloo Hubbard. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y Giles Yates Van Der Bogert. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J Georce Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J Lawrence Van Der Veer. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Yonkers, N. Y William L. Heermance. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y William Chichester Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island William Prall. 

North Hempstead, L. I Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Delavan Bloodgood, 

SECRE TAR Y. 

George West Van Siclen. 

TREASURER. 

Eugene Van Schaick. 
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TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1 89 1. 
Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



Term Expires in 189: 
Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Terjii Expires in 189; 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



Term Expires in 1 89 

William D. Garrison, 
William M. Hoes, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
John W. Vrooman. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
THEODORE M. BANTA, 
AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 



ON FINANCE. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
WILLIAM M. HOES, 
WILLIAM W. VAN VOORHIS. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 
JOHN L. RIKER, 
WILLIAM J. VAN ARSDALE. 
xix 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (June ii), ii 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Tunis G. Bergen. 

Jersey City, N.J Isaac I. Vander Beck. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y Samuel Decker Coykendall. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruvn. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y James Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergii. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J Lawrence Van Der Veer. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Yonkers, N. Y William L. Heermance. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y William Chichester Gruesbeck. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

SECRETARY. 
George West Van Siclen. 

TREASURER. 
Abraham Van' Santvoord. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1890. 

William M. Hoes, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
IIoober C. Van Vorst. 



Term Expires in 189 1. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



Term Expires in 1892. 

Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in 1893. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
THEODORE M. BANTA, 

AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 



ON FINANCE. 



GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
WILLIAM M. HOES, 
WILLIAM W. VAN VOORHIS. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 

JOHN L. RIKER, 

WILLIAM J. VAN ARSDALE. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster (May 22), 1888. 






PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 



VICE-PRESIDEN TS. 



New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y TunisG. Bergen. 

Jersey City, N.J Henry M. T. Beekman. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y Samuel Decker Coykendall. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y John Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J Lawrence Van Der Veer. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 



SECRETARY. 
George West Van Siclen. 



TREASURER. 

Abraham Van Santvoord. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1889. 

George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Henry S. Van Duzer, 
Philh> Van Volkenburgh, Jr. 






Term Expires in 1 890. 

William M. Hoes, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorst. 



Term Expires in 1 891. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



Term Expires in 1892. 

Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 
THEODORE M. BANTA. 



ON FINANCE. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
GEORGE W. VAN SLYCK, 
WILLIAM M. HOES. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (May 31), 1887. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 



VICE-PRESIDEN TS. 



New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Augustus Van Wyck. 

Jersey City, N. J J. Howard Suydam. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y A. T. Clearwater. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knait Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y James Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J George Frederick Sciiermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J Martin John RyersoN. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 



SECRETARY. 

George West Van Siclen. 



TREASURER. 

Abraham Van Santvoord. 
xxiv 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in i8£ 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in 1889. 

George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Henry S. Van Duzer, 
Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jb 



Term Expires in 1890. 

William M. Hoes, 
Alexander T, Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
Georce W. Van Slyck, 
Hoofer C. Van Vorst. 



Tet 



Expi 



in It 



Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Debevv, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (June 15), 1886. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 



V1CE-PRESIDEN TS. 



New York City. Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Adrian Van Sinderen. 

Jersey City, N. J Theodore Romeyn Varick. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Aaron J. Vanderpoel. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles KnApp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y James Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. Y George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J Martin John Ryerson. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 



SECRETARY. 

George West Van Siclen. 



TREASURER. 

Abraham Van Santvoord. 
xxvi 



TRUSTEES. 
Term Expires in 1887. Term Expires in 18 



David Van Nostrand, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Philip Van Volkendurgh, Jr. 
Edgar B. Van Winkle. 



W. A. Ogden Hegeman, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Benjamin F. Vosburgh, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in iS 

George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
Robert B Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Aaron J. Vanderpoel, 
Henry S. Van Duzer. 



Term Expires in 1 890. 

William M. Hoes, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorst. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 



GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
AARON J. VANDERPOEL, 
PHILIP VAN VALKENBURGH, Jr. 



ON FINANCE. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
GEORGE W. VAN SLYCK, 
WILLIAM M. HOES. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 

HENRY VAN DYKE, Jr., 
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected April 30, 1885. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 



VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Kingston, N. Y Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Augustus W. Wynkoop. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Adrian Van Sindeken. 



SECRE TARY AND TREA SURER. 
George West Van Siclen. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1886. 

William M. Hoes, 
wlliiemus mynderse, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorst. 



Term Expires in 1887. 

David Van Nostrand, 
Henry Van Dyke, Jr., 
Georce M. Van Hoesen, 
Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jr., 
Edgar B. Van Winkle. 



Term Expires in 1888. 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Benjamin F. Vosbukgh, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in 1889. 

George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Aaron J. Vandertoel, 
Henry S. Van Duzer. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
AARON J. VANDERPOEL, 
DAVID VAN NOSTRAND. 



ON FINANCE. 



GEORGE G. DEVVITT, Jr., 
GEORGE W. VAN SLYCK, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD. 












ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 

HENRY VAN DYKE, Jr., 
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 



Eleventh Jjffiual piner of 
lie Holland Society of IJew for 




STATUE OF WILLIAM THE SILENT AT THE HAGUE. 

fit Hie JSavoy l)otel, T]ew fork, 
lanuary 15, 1396. 



Spijskaart. 

Menu. 



Bluepointsclie Oesters. 
Huitres Pointc Bleue. 

Soep. 

Potagc. 

Groene Schildpadden in Champagne. 
Tortue Verte au Champagne fin. 

Zijschoteltjes. 
Hbrs if (En v res. 

Olijven Radijs — Gezouten Amandelen — Seklerij. 

Olives — Radis — Amandes Sale'es — Ce'leri. 

Heet. 

CJiaud. 

Savooisclie canape. 
Canape Savoy. 

Visch. 
Poissou. 

Tong in mootjes, Samaritaansche Stijl. Komkommers. 
Filet de sole a la Samarilaine. Concombres. 

Gekruide Gerechten. 
Releve. 

Lamsgebraad met muntsaus. Groene tuinboonen, in soorten. 
Cam tPAgueau, sauce Menthe. Haricots verts panaches. 

Bermndasche Aardappelen. 
Pommes lie terre Bermudes. 

Voorgerechten. 
Entrees. 

Kalfszweesrik met groene erwten. Terapin, Marylandsche stijl. 
Ms de veau aiix petit s pois. Terapine a la Maryland. 

Sorbet, Hollandsclie Stijl. 
Sorbet a la Ilollandaise. 

Gebraad. 
Roli. 

Roodkop Eendvogel. 

Canard de Ruddy, mais frit. 

Sla, Transvaalsche stijl. 

Salade a la Transvaal. 

Nagerecht. 
Dessert. 

Koloniaal Vs. 

Glace Colontale. 

Gebak — Konfituren — Vruchten — Koflie. 

Petits fours — Bonbons — Fruits — Cafe. 



Heildronken. 

ntroductory by the President Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa. 

Music. Vlaggelied. 

The Netherlands and its people : to all, from Queen to peasant, Gezondheid. 

" Embosom'd in the deep where Holland lies, 
Methinks her patient sons before me stand, 
Where the broad ocean leans against the land." 

Hon. John R. Planten, Consul-General. 

Music. Wien Neerlandsch Bloed. 

The Hollander as an American. 

"America ! half-brother of the world ! 
With something good and bad of every land." 

Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. 

Music. Star-Spangled Banner. 

The Dutch Domine : guide, philosopher, and friend. 

"A man he was to all the country dear." 

Rev. Dr. D. Sage Mackay. 

Music. Soggarth Aroon. 

The Study of Dutch. ' 

" Spake full well in language quaint and olden." 

Prof. J. H. Van Amringe, of Columbia College. 

Music. De Zilvervloot. 

Dur Guests, old and new. ' 

" Be bright and jovial among your guests to-night." 

Hon. Henry E. Howland. 

Music. He 's a jolly good fellow. 



The United States Army : we judge of its future by its past. 

" Drummer, strike up, and let us march away." 

Major-General Ruge-r, U. S. A. 

Music. Columbia 's the Gem of the Ocean. 

Dur Kinsmen in the Transvaal. 

" In peace there 's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and 
humility ; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the 
action of the tiger." 

General Egbert L. Vieie. 

Music. Piet Hein. 




HOm^ND SOCIETY^ 

v;j.ORtINEW-YORK-y 




ANNER OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. 




THE POUGHKEEPSIE DINNER. 

SIXTH ANNUAL DINNER 

BY THE 

POUGHKEEPSIE DISTRICT MEMBERS 

OF 

The Holland Society of New York 

IN COMMEMORATION OF 

THE RELIEF OF THE SIEGE OF LEYDEN 

1574 
ON its anniversary day 

OCTOBER 3, 1895, 
NELSON HOUSE, POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. 

In accordance with their usual custom, the mem- 
bers of the Society residing in Dutchess County 
and vicinity held their annual dinner on the evening 
of October 3, 1895. 

The members present were : 



I. Reynolds Adriance. 
Jerome V. Deyo. 
Edward Elsworth. 
Irving Elting. 
Jacob Elting. 
Alfred Hasbrouck, Jr. 
Frank Hasbrouck. 
Joseph E. Hasbrouck. 
Louis P. Hasbrouck. 
De Witt Heermance. 



Martin Heermance. 
Jacob Le Fevre. 
J. Wilson Poucher. 
Rev. J. Howard Suydam. 
Henry H. Van Cleef. 
Rev. A. P. Van Gieson. 
Frank Van Kleeck. 
Benson Van Vliet. 
Peter L. Van Wagenen. 



Their guests were Warner Van Norden, of 
New York, and Prof. Henry Van Ingen, of Union 
College, a native Hollander, a brother-in-law of Jan 
Philip Koelman the designer and sculptor of Van 
der Werf's statue at Leyden. 

The Chef had prepared the viands according to 
the following Bill of Fare which was all Dutch to 
the commensals, but which they appeared to enjoy 
as much as if they knew of what it consisted : 



SPIJSKAART. 

" Haring en witbrood 
Leiden heeft geen nood." 



Oesters. 

Schildpadsoep (echte). 

Mondvols van Zachte Quahogs 
Kreeft. 
Aardappelen. Komkom 

HUTSPOT. 

Lendenstuk van Ossevleesch. 
Met Champignons. 
Aardappelen. Bloerr 

Sorbet Leyden. 
Kapoen Philadelphiasche. 

Latuw-Sla. 

IJs en Persiken. Koekjes. 

Kaas, 

Koffie. 

Pijpen en Tabak. Sigaren. 

Vruchten. 



Vin de Graves. 
Amontillado. 



Pontet Canet. 



Mumm's Extra Dry. 



T " The after-dinner informal speeches were made 
by Prof. Van Ingen, Rev. Drs. Suydam and Van 
Gieson, and Messrs. Van Norden, Elsworth, Heer- 
mance, and Frank Hasbrouck, and everybody 
enjoyed " the usual good time." 



Eleventh Hnnual Banquet. 




HE Eleventh Annual Dinner of The 
Holland Society of New York was 
given in the magnificent new ban- 
queting hall of the Savoy Hotel on 
Wednesday evening, January 15, 
1896. 

The members and their guests assembled in the 
adjoining parlors and reception rooms where they 
passed a pleasant hour in greeting old friends and 
making new acquaintances. At about eight o'clock, 
the President, Dr. Roosa, escorting Hon. John 
•R. Planten, Consul-General of the Netherlands, 
led the way to the dining-room. This sumptuous 
apartment presented a very brilliant appearance. 
Large palms and other tropical plants were grouped 
in the corners and in other convenient places. The 
banner of the Society, surrounded by several Ameri- 
can flags, was placed behind and above the Presi- 
dent's seat. Upon the tables were masses of roses 
and other flowers, and at each plate was an orange- 
colored box containing pipes with twisted stems 
made for the Society in Gouda, Netherlands. 
The names of those present were as follows : 
Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa, President of the So- 
ciety, toastmaster, and at his table were seated 
the following named gentlemen : Hon. Theodore 
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Roosevelt, Consul-General Planten, Maj. -Gen. 
Ruger, Prof. Van Amringe, Dr. D. Sage Mackay, 
Gen. E. L. Viele ; Hon. Henry E. Howland, rep- 
resenting the New England Society and the May- 
flower Society ; Mr. J. Kennedy Tod, St. Andrew's 
Society; Mr. Jas. S. Coleman, St. Patrick's Soci- 
ety; Mr. Edward King, St. Nicholas Society ; Mr. 
Warner Van Norden ; Mr. F. W. J. Hurst, St. 
George's Society; Judge Augustus Van Wyck ; 
Judge Truax ; Mr. John R. Abney, Southern So- 
ciety ; Judge Dugro ; Mr. F. J. dePeyster, Colonial 
Wars ; Judge Geo. M. Van Hoesen ; Mr. Fordham 
Morris, Colonial Order. 

At table A were : D. A. Vander Veer, Chas. H. 
Voorhis, Elbert A. Brinckerhoff, Arthur Voorhis, 
Donald Mackey, Cornelius Christie, Geo. M. Van 
Deventer, Arthur W. Corning, Rev. Dr. Charles 
H. Nelson, M. de M. Marsellus, C. E. Sutphen, 
Chas. R. Sickels, Hon. J. Coult, Ira A. Kip, G J. 
Garretson, Fred. S. Flower, Rev. Chas. K. Clear- 
water, Horace N. Bradley, Geo. W. De Bevoise, 
Geo. C. Clark, Henry A. Bishop, F. Griswold 
Tefft, J. Wyman Drummond, Chas. J. G. Hall, 
Geo. E. De Bevoise, thos. D. De Witt, E. T. 
Van Valin, Geo. J. Browne, Win. D. Patten, F. C. 
Dining, Jr., Henry M. T. Beekman, Dan'l B. Van 
Houten, Walter Bond, Grove P. Mitchell, Henry 
Traphagen, J. Wilson Poucher, E. S. Bogert, 
Henry D. W. Dye, Ernestus S. Gulick, J. H. de 
Ridder, F. G. Van Vliet, Cebra Ouackenbush, 
Frank Van Fleet, E. S. Williamson, Peter Deyo, 
A. J. Whitbeck, I. F. Mead, W. H. Coles, C. J. 
Height, Hiram Lozier, Williamson Rapalje, Chas. 
H. Snedeker, John H. Ireland, D. G. Coutant, E. 
A. Gillespie. 



At table B : John E. Van Nostrand, Frank Has- 
brouck, M. B. Streeter, Irving Eking, Rev. J. R. 
Duryee, J. Howard Suydam, Chas. F. Moody, 
Norris W. Harkness, Edward T. Hulst, John C. 
Hasbrouck, Peter Wyckoff, Col. John Oakey, Jos. 
E. Hasbrouck, Win. H. Honvill, Alfred Has- 
brouck, William Lamb, Ferdinand Hasbrouck, 
Edward C. Hulst, Jesse Elting, F. D. Kouwen- 
hoven, E. J. Elting, Moses J. DeWitt, P. J. Elting, 
Henry M. Doremus, Theo. H. Silkman, Chas. E. 
Baldwin, Andrew Deyo, Alexander Geddis, George 
Deyo, Joseph M. Smith, G. D. B. Hasbrouck, Rob- 
ert Gray, Theo. E. Hancock, W. F. Suydam, F. 
M. Van Deusen, W. P. Suydam, Rev. J. N. Lewis, 
Albert Schulze, L. J. Dorflinger, A. D. Chandler, 
Robert L. Niles, Isaac E. Ditmars, J. S. Sutphen, 
Jr., A. G. Thomson, Col. D. S. Brown, H. C. Dil- 
worth, Oscar T. Mackay, J. Maus Schermerhorn, 
R. J. Berry, George Sherman, S. L. F. Deyo, E. 
W. Van Vranken, Dwight L. Elmendorf, Theo- 
dore E. Greene, John A. Elmendorf, E. C. B. 
Peeke, Fred W. Wilcox. 

At table C : David D. Coykendall, Dr. Delavan 
Bloodgood, Samuel D. Coykendall, Charles A. 
Schieren, D. H. Houghtaling, F. W. Wurster, 
John W. Vrooman, H. B. Hubbard, P. C. Louns- 
bury, Wm. Berri, John C. Hertle, J. H.Van Brunt, 
Robt. A. Van Wyck, Van Brunt Bergen, Wm. Van 
Wyck, Jos. W. Sutphen, Wm. H. H. Amerman, 
John Lefferts, Jr., Eugene Van Schaick, George H. 
Cook, Eliot Norton, J. B. Van Woert, Chas. R. 
De Freest, W. Scott Pyle, Samuel A. Beardsley, 
Jas. B. Van Woert, Jr., Eugene Van Voorhis, J. 
R. Van Wormer, John Van Voorhis, T. C. Van 
Santvoord, C. P. Vedder, Ab. Van Santvoord, L. 



L. Van Allen, John H. Cole, John R. Voorhis, J. 
Albert Van Winkle, Peter Conlin, Edward Van 
Winkle, John R. Voorhis, Fred. J. Ball, Harrison 
Van Duyne, Rev. Isaac Van Winkle, Marshall W. 
Van Winkle, C. T. Williamson, Charles G. Davi- 
son, S. Nelsen Atwater, Walter M. Meserole, R. 
Henry Taylor, Adrian Meserole, Sutherland De 
Witt, J. Lott Nostrand, Purdy Van Vliet, M. J. 
McGrath, W. W. Marsh, Geo. E. Nostrand, C. R. 
Gulick, A. R. Gulick, M. V. D. Cruser. 

At table D : Tunis G. Bergen, Andrew D. Bo- 
gert, Francis H. Bergen, John G. Bogert, Nathan- 
iel B. Day, Theodore M. Banta, Rev. Dr. John N. 
Jansen, Dr. J. Bion Bogart, Dr. F. A. Mandeville, 
Isaac Myer, Judah B. Voorhees, Isaac P. Vander- 
beek, Andrew A. Voorhees, A. F. Underwood, 
Henry Keteltas, S. M. Vander Beek, W. H. God- 
den, William Reed, Simon J. Drake, F. I. Vander 
Beek, John V. Van Woert, Wm. E. Pearson, 
Edmund Penfold, F. I. Vander Beek, Jr., George 
G. DeWitt, Edward Barnes, Wm. M. Hoes, George 
H. Vanderbeek, S. W. Milbank, Chas. A. Spaul- 
ding, David Thomson, Martin Heermance, Stacy 
P. Conover, J. C. Van Cleaf, Wm. H. Vreden- 
burgh, James J. Bergen, H. H. Longstreet, C. S. 
Hoffman, A. C. Ouackenbush, Gen. W. S. Stry- 
ker, Lambert Suydam, W. H. H. Stryker, Charles 
E. Bogert, David C. Clarke, John C. Clancy, 
Barent W. Stryker, John Frye, Henry A. Bogert, 
Wm. J. Ives, Henry L. Bogert, Joseph Hasbrouck, 
Townsend C. Van Pelt, Thos. M. DeWitt, H. H. 
Alexander. 

At table E : Rev. Dr. Wm. R. Duryee, Wm. J. 
Van Arsdale, Fred. C. Wagner, Rev. Wm. Eliot 
Griffiths, Townsend Wandell, Rev. Dr. J. G. Van 



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Slyke, Warren C. Van Slyke, Edgar F. R. Varrick, 
Rev. Wm. H. Ten Eyck, Peter J. Stuyvesant, J. 
H. Visscher, John C. Schenk, Chas. Wessell, John 
B. Brevoort, Geo. C. Edwards, Frank R. Van Nest, 
Charles A. Wessell, Eugene Vander Poel, James 
S. Polhemus, James M. Van Valen, R. B. Roose- 
velt, Rev. Herman Vanderwart, Henry M. T. 
Beekman, I. H. Myers, Jr., T. Van Loan, J. G. 
Van Home, J. V. B. Roome, Jr., John F. Berry, 
Eugene Van Loan, Jacob S. Van Wyck, John 
Schoonmaker, Franklin Acker, Zelah Van Loan. 

When full justice had been done to the excellent 
dinner provided, and pipes and cigars had been 
lighted, the President arose and said : 




ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT ROOSA. 




Gentlemen, Members of the Holland Society, and 
our Honored Guests : 

|Y first duty is to welcome to our Board 
the representatives of the various 
societies who honor us by their 
presence. St. George's, St. Nicholas, 
New England, St. Andrew's, Colonial 
Order and Colonial Wars, Southern 
Society, the Holland Society welcomes you most 
heartily. I ought to say that the Holland Society, 
as at present constituted, could run a Police Board 
(applause), furnish the Mayors for two cities, and 
judges to order, to decide on any kind of a case. 
As a matter of fact, when they get hard up down 
town for a judge, they just send up to the man 
who happens to be President of the Holland So- 
ciety and say " Now we want a judge," and we 
send Van Hoesen, Beekman, Truax, or Van Wyck. 
(Applause). They are all right. They are Dutch, 
and they will do. (Laughter.) All the people say 
it does not make any difference about their politics, 
so long as the blood is right. 

Now, gentlemen, seriously, I thank you very 
sincerely for the honor which you have conferred 
upon me — and which 1 was not able, on account of 
circumstances entirely beyond my control, to ac- 



knowledge at the annual meeting of the Society — 
in making me your President. I do not think 
there is any honor in the world that compares with 
it, and if you think over the names of the Presi- 
dents of this Society you may imagine that a doc- 
tor, especially knowing what the Dutch in South 
Africa think of doctors just now (laughter and 
applause), would have a mighty slim chance to come 
in against a Van Vorst, a Roosevelt, a Van Hoesen, 
a Beekman, a Van Wyck, or a Van Norden. But 
my name is not Jameson. (Laughter.) 

Gentlemen, there seems to be an impression that 
the Holland Society, because it does not have a 
Club House — and it may have a Club House, that 
remains for you to decide ; and because it does not 
have a great many other things, has no reason for its 
existence. But, gentlemen, there is one sufficient 
reason for the existence of the Hollanders in a 
Society. We have 840 members, and each one of 
us has a function — to teach our neighboring 
Yankees just exactly what we are, whence we came, 
and where we mean to go. (Laughter and ap- 
plause.) The colossal ignorance of the ordinary 
New Englander (laughter and applause) — I mean 
in regard to the Dutch (laughter) — is something 
that I would delineate were it not for the presence 
of the President of the Mayflower Society. (Re- 
newed laughter.) Why, it was only the other 
night that at one of these entertainments when I 
was representing you and doing the best I could 
with my medal and my ribbon, that a friend came 
up to me and said : " You belong to the Hol- 
land Society, don't you ?" I said, "Yes." "Well," 
he said, "you Dutch did lick us on the Excise 
question, didn't you ?" (Great laughter and 



applause.) Now what are you going to do with a 
people like that ? We got the credit of that thing 
anyhow. (Renewed laughter.) There is a Gov- 
ernor of Connecticut here to-night, and I was going 
to say something about Governors of Connecticut 
of years and years ago. A man could not properly 
relate the history of New Amsterdam without re- 
marking on the Governors of Connecticut, but out 
of respect to the distinguished gentleman, whom 
we all delight to honor, I shall draw it very mild. 
I shall only tell one or two things that those Gov- 
ernors of Connecticut used to do. There was one 
of them, I have forgotten his name and I am glad 
I have (laughter), who used to say in all his letters 
to his subordinates when they were pushing us to 
the wall and getting the English over to help them 
push : " Don't you say anything to those people, 
don't you talk to those people, but always keep 
crowding the Dutch." (Laughter.) That is what 
a Connecticut Governor gave as official advice 
years ago. And they did crowd us. But Gov- 
ernor Lounsbury told me that if they really had 
their rights Manhattan Island would belong to 
Connecticut. So you see they are crowding the 
Dutch still. (Laughter.) 

Now, every once in a while, one of these New 
Englanders that owns the earth, especially that 
little stone portion called Plymouth Rock, which 
we never begrudged them, gets up at a great 
dinner and reads a fine speech and talks about 
civil and religious liberty which the Puritan came 
over to cause to flourish. Why, the poor Puritan 
did not know any more about religious liberty 
than an ordinary horse does about astronomy. 
What the Puritan came over here for, was to get 



a place to do what he liked, in his own way, with- 
out interference from anybody else, with power to 
keep everybody out that wanted to do anything the 
least bit different from his way. (Great laughter 
and applause. A voice — " I 'm glad I voted for 
you.") I never can get elected from New Eng- 
land. 

I want to tell you just a thing or two about this 
business. The Dutch tried very hard to teach them 
civil and religious liberty before they came over, and 
then they put the Yankees in a ship and sent them 
over from Leyden and Delfshaven, saying: "It 
is utterly useless; we cannot teach you." (Great 
laughter.) But we came over to New Amsterdam 
and we had free schools in New York until the 
English took the city by treachery when there 
was only Peter Stuyvesant to fire one gun against 
the invaders, and then they abolished free schools 
and had their church ones, and they are fighting 
over that question in England now. Free schools ! 
New York established them when we were free 
again years and years afterwards, but they are an 
invention of the Dutch. 

Civil and religious liberty ! it was born in Hol- 
land, it was nourished by the valor of the Beggars 
of the Sea, and finally it began to grow into the 
minds of the peoples of the earth, that it was not 
only right to enjoy your own religion, but it was 
also right to let your neighbor enjoy his. (Ap- 
plause.) 

Then there is another story, that the English 
conquered Manhattan Island, and that we are here 
by the grace of any people on earth except our 
own. That is another mistake. Just read Theo- 
dore Roosevelt's Rise of New York. (Great 



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laughter.) Now I am going to tell you this story 
because you must go up to Ulster County and 
up to Dutchess and Albany Counties, and you 
must tell every Yankee you meet the truth about 
this, and not let him talk an)' more about the 
English having subjugated the Dutch. 

It is true the English captured Manhattan Island, 
but nine years afterwards Admiral Evertsen and 
another Admiral whose name escapes me, came up 
the harbor in two frigates with guns well shotted, 
got beyond Staten Island, and gave the military 
authorities of New York notice that they were 
going to take that town, and granted them thirty 
minutes to make up their minds whether they 
would give it up or not. When the thirty minutes 
elapsed, six hundred Dutch troops were landed 
just back of where Trinity Church now is, and New 
York became New Amsterdam again. Then how 
did we lose it ? Because the Dutch States General 
which did not know enough, in deciding between 
New York and Surinam, to choose New York, took 
Surinam, and they have been wishing ever since they 
never had been born. Now talk about anybody 
conquering the Dutch ! We generally get there. 
They sometimes say : " That is all very well, they 
were very brave people and all that, but they don't 
do anything now." Waterloo, Van Speyk, Ma- 
juba Hill, and the Boers of the Transvaal show 
what their courage has been in the later genera- 
tions. What are the Dutch ? Why, we are the salt 
of the earth ! We do not pretend to be the bread 
and butter and the cheese, but we are the salt 
(laughter), and I think the Boers in South Africa 
very lately salted some people I know of. (Great 
laughter and applause.) 



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If you want to see a city that is well salted, look 
at New York. Go to the St. Nicholas Society 
dinner and see that grand assembly ; if t'nere is 
ever a society in New York that is well salted with 
Dutch, that is, and we are all proud of it. And so 
it is with every other society, New York society, 
but not on the paternal side ! (Great laughter and 
applause.) 

But if you want to see a place where the Yankee 
is salt, pepper, bread, butter, and everything, go to 
Boston. It is a great city. That is all right. But 
we prefer New York, and we prefer just what God 
has ordained us to be — the people not always get- 
ting the credit of it, but always accomplishing all 
the good that is ever accomplished on the face of 
the earth ! (Laughter and applause.) Now you 
may think that I have not whooped it up enough 
for the Dutch (great laughter), so I will go on just 
for a minute. 

The State of North Carolina is always talking 
about having had a Declaration of Independence in 
Mecklenburgh County, about six months before they 
had one in Philadelphia. Why, the Dutch farmers 
up in the Mamacotting Valley of Ulster County 
signed a Declaration of Independence in April, 
1775, and they would have signed it six months be- 
fore if the New York Council of Safety had given 
it to them ! (Laughter.) This same New England 
gentleman to whom I have alluded — I have it rather 
mixed up in my mind which gentleman said it — but 
some one said that the New Englanders were very 
unwilling to part from the English, who were 
patronizing them with tea and stamps. Why, the 
liberty boys of New York had made up their minds 
many months before the Declaration of Indepen- 



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dence. The Dutch, and notably the Scotch-Irish, 
had made up their minds. As I say, up in Ulster 
County they circulated that Declaration of Inde- 
pendence a year and three months before it was 
really signed in Philadelphia. They knew what 
they meant. They said, " We shall never be 
slaves." If you will excuse the fact that I did have a 
great-grandfather — I am happy to say that my great- 
grandfather signed that paper and he had a com- 
mission in the Continental Army, which I possess, 
signed by John Hancock, and he was at Sara- 
toga. He was in the 2d New York Line. The 
Dutch knew that what we wanted was to be a free 
and independent people, even if our friends over 
there had not made up their minds. The Dutch 
are satisfied with a very modest position in the 
world — so that they have the goods and control its 
destinies. (Great laughter.) Others may call it 
New York, if they like, or Manhattan, but we call 
it Dutch. 

Now this Society, gentlemen, has a great work 
before it ; our President, who is very much like the 
President of the French Republic, goes around 
with a big ribbon, but he has no authority of any 
kind whatever. He might have some at the Board 
of Trustees meeting, but that is such an orderly set 
that there is no use for authority there, and as for the 
dinner, Judge Van Hoesen and Mr. Van Schaick 
manage it very well. But the President does not 
wish any authority, and glories in the great honor, 
which it seems to him to be one that any one in 
this Society might be proud of. We have however 
work to do, and in that your President, by your 
grace, as a private member and as a trustee, hopes 
to co-operate with you. 



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It is a strange thing that this great city of New 
York has allowed the Puritans first to commemorate 
the virtues of their heroic race which we all admire, 
and all love to speak of in terms of praise in our 
serious moments. It is strange that Central Park 
is adorned by them with that beautiful statue, while 
the Dutch have no monument. I well remember 
the day that that silver-tongued orator, George 
William Curtis, made the dedication address. But 
why is it that on this Hudson, which was first 
ploughed by a Dutch keel, over which first of all 
a Dutch flag floated, along this Hudson which was 
first discovered and explored and made habitable 
by Dutch industry and Dutch thrift, there is no 
Dutch monument to which we may proudly point 
as we pass by. There ought to be a statue 
of that great Dutchman, William the Silent, on 
Riverside Drive. (Great applause.) Do you ever 
think of him ? Do you ever think of his career, 
that of the prototype of our own Washington ? At 
fifteen years of age the companion of an emperor ; at 
twenty-one years of age, the commander of a great 
army, and later giving up wealth and pomp and 
power, preferring to be among the people of God, 
than to dwell at ease in the tents of wickedness ; 
giving up everything for a life of tedious struggle 
in the cold marshes of the Netherlands, finally to 
die at the hand of an assassin with a prayer for his 
country upon his lips as he passed away. He was 
the first human being on the face of this earth, who 
fairly and fully understood the principles of religious 
and civic freedom. This great city, the exemplifier 
of those principles to which it owes so much for its 
prosperity and magnificence, has not yet commem- 
orated that man. How longr shall it be, sons of 



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Hollanders, before William the Silent shall be there 
looking out upon the Hudson and lifted on high as 
an example for all time ? I hope our eyes will see 
the day ! (Great applause.) 

Gentlemen, the first regular toast of the evening 
is to Holland : 

" The Netherlands and its people : to all, from 
Queen to peasant, Gezondheid. 

' Embosom'd in the deep where Holland lies, 
Methinks her patient sons before me stand, 
Where the broad ocean leans against the land ' " — 

and to that toast the Consul-General of the Nether- 
lands, Hon. John R. Planten, will speak. (Ap- 
plause.) 




ADDRESS OF MR. PLANTEN. 




Mr. President, members of the Holland Society, 

and fellow-guests : 

JKjjMffgN responding to the toast "The Nether- 
lands and its people, from Queen to 
peasant, Gezondheid " which you have 
so enthusiastically received and cordi- 
ally applauded, I beg you to accept 
the most appreciative thanks which it 
is my privilege to tender you in the name of the 
Queen and her people. (Applause.) 

Answering to the request for a few words in con- 
nection with the subject allotted to me, I will en- 
deavor in a very brief manner to recall to your 
minds some prominent events from the origin of 
the Netherlands as a people to the present time. 

It was probably about the fifth century that 
the term " Netherlands " was first applied to the 
group of states situated between France, Germany, 
and the North sea. The first time we can consider 
a " New Netherlands " seems to be when those 
brave little states issued forth after their struggle 
with Spain, and formed a Republic, in 1648. Then 
once again after the treaty with England, when the 
colonies this side of the water were relinquished in 
1674, and the family of William III. became heredi- 
tary Stadtholder and Captain-General. 



Yet one more change and we have the Nether- 
lands of to-day, the result of the treaty of London 
— arranging to a final settlement the dispute be- 
tween Belgium and Holland. 

The descendants of the traders of Amsterdam 
and the fishermen of the Zuyder Zee may well 
pride themselves in their hereditary virtues of 
benevolence, integrity, and thrift. 

Let me call to your minds the Dutch of to-day, 
and ask if their placid retirement is not bringing 
them energetically forward ? Consider for a mo- 
ment the Transvaal Boers ; their progenitors a 
small band, as those who were the founders of these 
United States : yet the world to-day is enthused 
with their determination to remain independent. 
(Applause.) These men belong to a type of heroes 
who make a great and interesting history. Well 
might the motto " Through struggling to great- 
ness " be applied to them, as history records it of 
our common ancestors, and as manifested in your 
country's strength and life. 

The Netherlands of to-day is the same in its 
character as it was in 1574 when the Prince of 
Orange pronounced it "a beautiful maiden who 
had many suitors," and verily is it not such ? The 
Queen and her people, are they not the envy of 
many princes ? 

The Netherland artist of to-day is the equal of 
the great Paul Potter whose famous " Bull " pic- 
ture has been claimed to be the true idyl of art. 
What artist can approach the works of an Alma 
Tadema for beauty or inspiration ? While the can- 
vases of Mauve, Israels, De Haas, Mesdag, Neu- 
huys, Van Valkenburg, and others are accorded 
tributes of admiration and plaudits of praise where- 



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ever exhibited, equalling the fame of the old 
masters. 

In poetry, the present generation can challenge 
and equal the world-renowned names of Cats and 
Bilderdijk. 

In music, who is greater than Hollmann or Wolff ? 
or what greater names than those of Jan Koert, 
Haagmans or Appi ? 

In finance, Professor Seligman of Columbia Col- 
lege has placed as one of the foremost tax reform- 
ers of the present day the recent Minister of 
Finance of the Netherlands, his Excellency, Mr. 
Pierson. 

In literature, popular opinion of the English read- 
ing public places the name of Maarten Maartens, 
well known to you all, in the foremost ranks of 
modern novelists. This Dutchman writes in his 
adopted tongue, but has a strong rival in Louis 
Couperus, whose books are among the best 
examples of Dutch literature. 

In engineering, what better names than Dirks 
and Caland, projectors of the New Watenyeg to 
Rotterdam and the Ocean Canal from Amsterdam 
to the Sea ? All these are men of the times, and 
present generation. 

It is over such a people that Wilhelmina, Queen 
of the Netherlands, has been called to reign. 

She has but to look at the past and present of her 
country to learn a glorious history and gain noble 
inspirations. It is just because her people love 
truth, respect knowledge, encourage industry, and 
demand justice that she must prove to them a 
noble, wise, and just woman. 

It is no secret that she loves her people, and is 
beloved by them, and while you have extended 



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wishes of good health to her and her people, I am 
assured they have your sympathy, and you very 
willingly tender a " God bless you !" to the Queen 
and them. (Great applause.) 

President Roosa : The next regular toast is : 
"The Hollander as an American," and I shall have 
the pleasure of introducing a gentleman who is a 
member of this Society, and therefore descended on 
the male line (laughter) from some one who came 
here before 1675, is it not? (A Voice — That is 
right; 1675.) One of the first Roosevelts came 
very near outstripping Robert Fulton and invent- 
ing the steamboat. He did invent a steamboat, and 
you know the Roosevelts have had something of a 
steamboat in them ever since. (Great applause 
and laughter.) 

Now there is another thing I want you Dutchmen 
to teach the Yankees to do — pronounce his name 
Rosavelt and not Rusevelt. And, by the way, 
mine is pronounced Rosa too. 

Now Mr. Roosevelt is a man, evidently, who has 
the courage of his convictions (A Voice — That is 
right. Applause), and it will be a cold day for the 
party to which he belongs if they undertake to turn 
him clown. (Great and prolonged applause.) I 
hoped that you all thought so. There was an old 
darkey that used to say about the Commandments : 
" Yes, preacher, they are all right, but in this here 
neighborhood the eighth Commandment ought to 
be taught with some discreetions." (Great laughter.) 

A Voice: Which is the eighth Commandment? 

President Roosa : " Thou shalt not steal." Now 
in New York there are some people who think 
there are some commandments that ought to be 



taught with some " discreetions." But they had 
better alter their law if they don't like it, and they 
had better not put a Dutchman in office after an 
oath to enforce the law and then ask him why he 
does enforce it. (Great applause.) This gentle- 
man does not need any introduction, evidently — 
the Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. (Great applause. 
Three cheers were proposed and given for Mr. 
Roosevelt.) 

A Voice : Tiger! 

Mr. Roosevelt : In the presence of the judi- 
ciary, no! (Renewed cheering and laughter.) 







SPEECH OF MR. ROOSEVELT. 




Mr. President, gentleman, and brethren of the 
Holland Society : 

AM more than touched, if you will 
permit me to begin rather seriously, 
by the way you have greeted me to- 
night. When I was in Washington, 
there was a story in reference to a 
certain President, who was not popu- 
lar with some of his own people in a particular 
Western State. One of its Senators went to the 
White House and said he wanted a friend of his 
appointed postmaster of Topeka. The President's 
Private Secretary said : " I am very sorry, indeed, 
sir, but the President wants to appoint a personal 
friend." Thereupon the Senator said : " Well, for 
God's sake, if he has one friend in Kansas, let him 
appoint him ! " (Great laughter.) 

There have been periods during which the dis- 
sembled eulogies of the able press and my relations 
with about every politician of every party and every 
faction have made me feel I would like to know 
whether I had one friend in New York, and here I 
feel I have many. (Great applause.) And more 
than that, gentlemen, I should think ill of myself and 
think that I was a discredit to the stock from which 
I sprang if I feared to go on along the path that I 



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deemed right, whether I had few friends or many. 
(Cries of " Good ! good !" and great applause.) 

I am glad to answer to the toast, " The Hol- 
lander as an American." The Hollander was a 
good American, because the Hollander was fitted 
to be a good citizen. There are two branches 
of government which must be kept on a high 
plane, if any nation is to be great. A nation must 
have laws that are honestly and fearlessly admini- 
stered, and a nation must be ready, in time of 
need, to fight (applause), and we men of Dutch 
descent have here to-night these gentlemen of the 
same blood as ourselves who represent New York 
so worthily on the bench, and a Major-General of 
the Army of the United States. (Applause.) 

It seems to me, at times, that the Dutch in 
America have one or two lessons to teach. We 
want to teach the very refined and very cultivated 
men who believe it impossible that the United 
States can ever be right in a quarrel with another 
nation— a little of the elementary virtue of patriot- 
ism. (Cries of " Good ! good ! " and applause.) And 
we also wish to teach our fellew citizens that laws 
are put on the statute books to be enforced (cries 
of " Hear ! hear ! " and applause) ; and that if it is 
not intended they shall be enforced, it is a mistake 
to put a Dutchman in office to enforce them. 

The lines put on the programme underneath my 
toast begin : " America ! half-brother of the 
world!" America, half-brother of the world, and 
all Americans full brothers one to the other. That 
is the way that the line should be concluded. The 
prime virtue of the Hollander here in America and 
the way in which he has most done credit to his 
stock as a Hollander, is that he has ceased to be a 



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Hollander and has become an American, abso- 
lutely. (Great applause.) We are not Dutch- 
Americans. We are not "Americans" with a 
hyphen before it. We are Americans pure and 
simple (renewed applause), and we have a right to 
demand that the other people whose stocks go to 
compose our great nation, like ourselves, shall cease 
to be aught else and shall become Americans. 
(Cries of " Hear ! hear !" and applause.) 

And further than that, we have another thing to 
demand, and that is that if they do honestly and in 
good faith become Americans, those shall be re- 
garded as infamous who dare to discriminate against 
them because of creed or because of birthplace. 
(Applause.) When New Amsterdam had but a 
few hundred souls, among those few hundred souls 
no less than eighteen different race stocks were 
represented, and almost as many creeds as there 
were race stocks, and the great contribution that 
the Hollander gave to the American people was, 
as your President has so ably said, the inestimable 
lesson of complete civil and religious liberty. It 
would be honor enough for this stock to have been 
the first to put on American soil the public school, 
the great engine for grinding out American citi- 
zens, the one institution for which Americans should 
stand more stiffly than for aught other. (Great 
applause.) 

Whenever America has demanded of her sons 
that they should come to her aid, whether in time 
of peace or in time of war, the Americans of Dutch 
stock have been among the first to spring to the 
aid of the country. We earnestly hope that there 
will not in the future be any war with any power, 
but assuredly if there should be such a war one 



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thing may be taken for certain, and that is that 
every American of Dutch descent will be found on 
the side of the United States. (" Hear! hear! " and 
great applause.) We give the amplest credit, that 
some people now, to their shame, grudge to the 
profession of arms, which we have here to-night 
represented by a man, who, when he has the title 
of a Major-General of the Army of the United 
States, has a title as honorable as any that there is 
on the wide earth. (" Hear ! hear ! " Applause.) We 
also need to teach the lesson, that the Hollander 
taught, of not refusing to do the small things be- 
cause the day of large things had not yet come or 
was in the past ; of not waiting until the chance 
may come to distinguish ourselves in arms, and 
meanwhile neglecting the plain, prosaic duties of 
citizenship which call upon us every hour, every 
day of our lives. 

The Dutch kept their freedom in the great con- 
test with Spain, not merely because they warred 
valiantly, but because they did their duty as 
Burghers in their cities, because they strove ac- 
cording to the light that was in them to be good 
citizens and to act as such. And we all here to- 
night should strive so to live that we Americans of 
Dutch descent shall not seem to have shrunk in 
this respect, compared to our fathers who spoke 
another tongue and lived under other laws beyond 
the ocean ; so that it shall be acknowledged in the 
end to be what it is, a discredit to a man if he does 
not in times of peace do all that in him lies to make 
the government of the city, the government of the 
country, better and cleaner by his efforts. (Great 
applause.) 

I spoke of the militant spirit as if it may only be 



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shown in time of war. I think that if any of you 
gentlemen, no matter how peaceful you may natu- 
rally be, and I am very peaceful naturally (laughter), 
if you would undertake the administration of the 
Police Department you would have plenty of fight- 
ing on hand before you would get through (renewed 
laughter) ; and if you are true to your blood you 
will try to do the best you can, fighting or not 
fighting. You will make up your mind that you 
will make mistakes, because you won't make any- 
thing if you don't make some mistakes, and you 
will go forward according to your lights, utterly 
heedless of what either politicians or newspapers 
may say, knowing that if you act as you feel bound 
according to your conscience to act, you will then 
at least have the right when you go out of office, 
however soon (laughter), to feel that you go out 
without any regret, and to feel that you have, 
according to your capacity, warred valiantly for 
what you deemed to be the right. (Great ap- 
plause.) 

These, then, are the qualities that I should claim 
for the Hollander as an American : In the first place, 
that he has cast himself without reservation into the 
current of American life ; that he is an American, 
pure and simple, and nothing else. In the next 
place, that he works hand in hand and shoulder to 
shoulder with his fellow Americans, without any 
regard to differences of creed or to differences of 
race and religion, if only they are good Americans. 
(Great applause.) In the third place, that he is 
willing, when the need shall arise, to fight for his 
country ; and in the fourth place, and finally, that 
he recognizes that this is a country of laws and not 
men, that it is his duty as an honest citizen to up- 



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hold the laws, to strive for honesty, to strive for a 
decent administration, and to do all that in him lies, 
by incessant, patient work in our government, mu- 
nicipal or national, to bring about the day when it 
shall be taken as a matter of course that every pub- 
lic official is to execute a law honestly, and that no 
capacity in a public officer shall atone if he is per- 
sonally dishonest. (Tremendous applause. Three 
cheers were then proposed and given with a will for 
Hon. Theodore Roosevelt.) 

President Roosa : Before I announce the next 
toast I want to remark that one of our distinguished 
speakers, a Huguenot, said at the St. Nicholas din- 
ner, that it was such a particularly good dinner, 
that there were such particularly good speeches, 
and that very few of them had been made by Dutch 
men. But now we shall have a gentleman who rep- 
resents the profession we all delight to honor, and 
who will delineate the next regular toast : 

" The Dutch Domine : guide, philosopher, and friend. 
' A man he was to all the country dear.' " 

I have the pleasure of introducing a gentleman 
who wishes he had been born a Dutchman, but 
who is not entitled, I suppose, to that great honor, 
as he is to many others deservedly showered upon 
him — the Rev. Dr. D.Sage Mackay. 



ADDRESS OF REV. DR. MACKAY. 



Mr. President and Gentlemen : 




WILL confess, at the outset here to- 
night, that when by the courtesy of 
your Committee I was asked to re- 
spond to this sentiment, which so 
poetically and yet so truly enshrines 
the memory of the old Dutch Domine, 
that I felt somewhat in the condition in which a 
member of the Glasgow Fire Brigade found himself 
some years ago. One night, being on duty, he had 
the misfortune to fall asleep, and to ensure his com- 
fort before doing so he had divested himself of his 
heavy overalls. About midnight the alarm bell rang. 
He staggered to his feet, and in the condition of a 
man suddenly aroused from sleep drew on the over- 
alls so that back was front and front was back. In 
the excitement of the moment he forgot all about 
his abnormal condition. Coming down the staircase 
of the burning building he had the misfortune to 
slip and fall heavily to the ground, in a heap of 
cinders. His companions eagerly asked him if he 
was hurt. " No," he replied, with true Scotch can- 
niness. " No, chaps, I canna' say I am hurt, but 
eh, sirs, I maun hae got an awfu' twist." (Great 
laughter.) And so, sir, when I, unfortunately to- 
night, a Scotchman born and bred, was asked to 

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reply to the toast "The Dutch Domine," I felt 
that in the arrangements of the evening there was 
something of a twist. (Laughter.) And yet, if 
twist it may be called, it was only on the surface. 

After a happy experience in the Dutch ministry, 
and after enjoying for a second time the hospitality 
of this honorable Society, I know nowhere where a 
Scotchman can feel himself so at home as in the 
genial influences of Dutch custom and Dutch tradi- 
tion. (Applause.) We gladly echo all these patri- 
otic and inspiring sentiments which have fallen 
from the lips of the speakers to-night. We believe 
that Dutch influences have salted America, but we 
Scotchmen have got the idea somehow that Scot- 
land was leavening if not salting Holland for a 
hundred years before that exodus to these shores 
took place. (Great laughter.) 

General Morgan, on one occasion, in discussing 
the fighting qualities of the soldiers of different 
nations, came to the conclusion that in many re- 
spects they were about the same, with one notable 
exception. " After all," he said, " for the posses- 
sion of the ideal quality of the soldier, for the 
grand essential, give me the Dutchman — he starves 
well." (Great laughter.) And, no doubt, when 
provisions are scarce, no man can afford to starve 
better than he, for the simple reason that when 
provisions are plentiful no man can manage to eat 
better. (Renewed laughter.) 

I feel like mentioning as the first quality of the 
Dutch Domine to-night the possession of a good 
digestion. I myself have fared so well on Dutch 
fare for these last two or three years that I feel I 
could almost claim to be a Dutchman, very much 
as a man once claimed to be a native of a certain 



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parish in Scotland. He was being examined by- 
counsel. Counsel asked him, " Were you born 
here?" " Maistly, your honor," was the reply. 
" What do you mean by ' maistly, ? Did you 
come here when you were a child?" " Na, I 
didna' cam here when I was a chiel," he replied. 
"Then what do you mean by 'maistly,' if you 
have not lived here most of your life?" counsel 
asked. " Weel, when I cam here I weighed 80 
pun, and now I weigh 300, so that I maun be 
maistly a native." (Great laughter.) So, perhaps, 
that " maistly " may be the claim to be Dutchman 
which some of us may make, if we go on. (Re- 
newed laughter.) 

The sentiment to which I have been asked to 
respond is one which I doubt not will strike a re- 
sponsive chord in the memories of most of you 
Hollanders here to-night. Across the vanished 
years will come back the picture of the old Dutch 
village, nestling in some sheltered nook behind the 
Hudson, and there in the old-fashioned pulpit 
arises the quaint, once well-loved face and form of 
the Domine, with big dome-shaped head, full 
mouth and nose, marked with lines of humor, the 
fringe of white whiskers, and underneath, around 
the throat, the voluminous folds of the white 
choker, a kind of a combination of a swaddling- 
band and a winding-sheet, suggestive of birth or 
death, as the occasion demanded. (Laughter.) So 
he appeared an almost essential feature in the land- 
scape, as year in and out he ministered in unassum- 
ing faithfulness to the needs of his people. By the 
bedside of the dying, or in the home of the widow, 
a comforter and friend ; in the stirring days of 
revolutionary struggle, a leader and patriot, and 



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sometimes a martyr too ; in the social gatherings 
around the great open fire-place in the long dark 
nights, pipe in hand, a genial companion, so in 
every walk of life, in scenes gladsome or sad, the 
old Domine was a constant presence, an influence 
for righteousness, moulding his people in that sim- 
plicity of life and independence of spirit, which in 
all times have been pre-eminent as features in the 
Dutch character. Into the homespun of common 
life, he wove the threads of gold, revealing by life 
and precept that type of religion which is not " too 
bright and good for human nature's daily food." 

What were some of the distinctive features in 
the character of the old Domine ? Pre-eminently, 
we remember him for his wide and genial humanity, 
as a man strong in his convictions yet generous in 
his sympathies, faithful in his denunciation of sin 
yet holding outstretched hands of brotherhood to 
the weak and tempted. In a parish near by to 
where my grandfather was settled, there had been 
three ministers, one after the other in quick succes- 
sion. The old beadle compared them to a friend 
something after this fashion : " The first yin was a 
mon, but he was na' a meenister ; the second yin 
was a meenister, but he was na' a mon ; but the 
third was neither a mon nor a meenister." (Great 
laughter.) But the Dutch Domine was at once a 
man and a minister. The official never over- 
shadowed the man, neither did the humanity of the 
man degrade the sacred office. All strong char- 
acter is the union of two opposite qualities, and in 
the Dutch minister I trace the harmonious presence 
of two elements not often found in one personality. 
On the one hand there was a rigid adherence to 
his own church and creed, so that to the orthodox 



Dutch mind, whatever may happen elsewhere, 
heaven will be peopled by Reformed Dutchmen, 
and in the celestial hymn-book an appendix will be 
found for the Heidelberg Catechism and liturgical 
forms of the Dutch Church (laughter) ; but on the 
other hand, with this loyalty to his own creed, 
there was a generous tolerance towards the view of 
others, a broad-minded charity, expressed in thought 
and life, towards those whose standpoint in religion 
differed from his own. In reality, your old Domine 
had, and I venture to say, has, little sympathy with 
that narrow ecclesiasticism, which in effect claims a 
monopoly in religion and would practically hand 
over the salvation of the race to the hands of a 
close corporation. Now, whence did it come, 
where did he learn this steadfastness to his own 
principles, yet this generosity towards the convic- 
tions of other men, which, has been so eloquently 
dwelt on to-night as a cardinal feature of the 
American character through the leavening power 
of Dutch influence ? It came, gentlemen, as part 
of his birthright. We have been told that to study 
and appreciate Dutch character and Dutch history 
we must keep in view what has been called the 
geographical factor, that constant war with the ele- 
ments, which trained the Dutchman to patience, to 
endurance, and to self-mastery. So, in studying 
the Dutch Domine, you must keep in view the 
historic factor out of which he and his church have 
come. I make no extravagant claim for the old 
Dutch Church of New Amsterdam and New York, 
when I say she stands to-day for a great and a 
splendid tradition in American life. She enshrines 
within her history facts and forces which have been 
woven into the texture of her most enduring insti- 



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tutions. Out of the darkness of persecution she 
came, bearing to these shores the precious casket 
of civil and religious liberty. When with prophetic 
vision she gazed across the Western sea, and saw 
the red dawn of a new day glow upon the waters, 
that dawn but reflected the red blood that dripped 
like sacramental wine from her robes — the blood of 
martyrdom poured forth for that sacred trophy of 
liberty of conscience which it is your privilege and 
mine to hand on to the generations yet to come. 
For full forty years, the Dutch Church was the only 
religious institution on this island, and who in these 
early times, when the great ideas for which America 
stands to-day were in their formative stage, guided 
in the light of truth the young country to a larger 
conception of her destiny ? Not only from the 
standpoint of religion, but from the standpoint of 
education, the Dutch Church and her clergy were a 
mighty factor in the evolution of the great twin 
truths of civil and religious liberty. To the Dutch 
Church we owe it, that liberty, in the reaction from 
old-world despotism, was not allowed to degenerate 
into license. To them we owe it that freedom of 
conscience was impressed not merely as a right to 
be claimed, but as a duty to be safe-guarded, and, 
need I say ? — this sense of personal duty and re- 
sponsibility in respect of the rights of conscience is 
the note above all others that we have to strike in 
our nation's life to-day. (Great applause.) 

Gentlemen, in the old country among others 
I have looked at the monument of your noble 
old Dutch Admiral, Tromp, and there it says, 
" Unconquered by the English, he ceased to 
triumph only when he ceased to live," and I take 
these words, the epitaph of the old hero, not indeed 



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as the epitaph of Dutch influence — that will never 
die — but as the ideal of Dutch character in this 
country in the years to come. Let it cease to 
triumph only when it ceases to live ; let it seek to 
lead onward and upward to a diviner freedom this 
country, whose history is the evolution of the great 
God-given idea — civil and religious liberty. (Great 
applause.) 

President Roosa : That good book which the 
gentleman has the privilege of. teaching to us says : 
" Let another praise thee and not thine own self." 
How fortunate we are in having John Lothrop Mot- 
ley for our historian, and Rev. Dr. Mackay for 
our eulogist. (Applause.) 

The next regular toast refers to something I 
fear you may sometimes have neglected : 

" The Study of Dutch." 

The University of New York — I mean Columbia 
University (applause) — has always been friendly to 
the Dutch. The English Government, especially 
when William and Mary, a Dutch king and an Eng- 
lish wife, ruled over the destinies of Great Britain, 
was very kind to us. Columbia College, as a colo- 
nial and provincial college, was very appreciative of 
the Dutch, as you will hear, and now they have a 
Dutch professor, a Dutch dean. Why, the boys up 
there behave well because they have such a liberal- 
minded dean. I understand that for the first time 
in the history of a turbulent college, all the students 
become quiet when Professor Van Amringe asks 
them to be so. I am sure you will take great pleas- 
ure in listening to him. I beg to introduce Profes- 
sor J. H. Van Amringe. (Cheers and applause.) 



ADDRESS OF PROF. VAN AMRINGE. 




Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Holland So-. 

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||HE topic assigned to me is so profound 
and extensive in its character, that I 
deem it prudent to assure you in ad- 
vance that I have not the courage, 
Dutch or other, to attempt, at this 
time, any but a superficial and very 
brief treatment of it. 

Many years ago (thirty or so), at one of the 
earliest convocations called by the Regents of the 
University of the State of New York, at Albany, a 
learned schoolmaster read a long dissertation in 
support of his plea for German as the universal 
language. When he had finished, a deep silence 
fell upon the assemblage, a silence of stupefaction, 
I think. At last, that fine old Dutchman, Gulian 
Verplanck, arose and turning to the essayist, in- 
quired : " To which dialect of the German language 
do you refer ? " and then said that, if there was to 
be a universal language, he spoke for that of his 
ancestors. He grounded his remarks upon the inti- 
mate connection between the Dutch and the Eng- 
lish, a combination of elegance and strength in 
expression that ought to command the acquiescence 
of mankind. 

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This close relationship and similarity of the two 
languages is due, of course, as you all know, to their 
common origin. Of the three principal elements of 
the Dutch — Saxon, Frisian, and Frankish, — the two 
first named belong also to the English. Hence it 
is that so many words are common to the two, not 
only in the language of the sea and of commerce, 
but also in that of the household and of daily life. 
One who has paid no attention to the matter would 
be surprised at the list of words that are sub- 
stantially the same — as, for example, " rant " and 
"cant" (the Dutch have the words, but very little 
of the things signified), "boom," "boor," "frolic," 
"jeer," and innumerable others, not forgetting at 
this time "switch" and "hustle," the true meaning 
of which our brothers in South Africa seem to be 
teaching their tongue relatives, the English ma- 
rauders. 

From no other source can so much illumination 
come upon the problems of English historical gram- 
mar, of the development in form and construction 
of the English tongue, as from a careful investiga- 
tion of the origin and formation of the Dutch 
language. If, then, there is value in nicety of 
expression in English, if it is important that Eng- 
lish-speaking people should think, and convey their 
thoughts, with accuracy, a close study of the Dutch 
language has great value and importance. 

Scarcely less important to students and investi- 
gators of English literature is the study of Dutch 
literature. Among distinctively Germanic litera- 
tures the Dutch stands pre-eminent ; it is next to 
the English, in the fulness and steadiness of its 
historic development. From the time of the great 
popular epic, Reynard, more than six hundred 



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years ago, it has abounded in works of high char- 
acter and literary value ; and, at several epochs, 
notably in the days of the Dutch historian and 
poet, Hooft, and of the Dutch Shakespeare, Joost 
Vondel, the influence of the Dutch upon European 
literatures, and especially upon the English, has 
been profound. In our own days it is making itself 
even more keenly felt, particularly in philosophy, 
in theology, in history, and in romance. Among 
all the adjuncts to the scientific and informing 
study of English, either language or literature, on 
the historic and linguistic side there is none superior, 
none perhaps equal, to the study of Dutch. And 
yet in all this land there is not, so far as I know, 
any full and worthy provision made for such study. 
To be sure, it may be said in excuse that, compara- 
tively speaking, Holland is a small country. It is, 
however, large enough to have been for centuries a 
most potent factor in the progress of man in all that 
pertains to civil and religious liberty ; large enough 
to have impressed its genius and character and 
indelible mark upon the civilization of this age. 
This country owes to Holland a debt of gratitude 
that it cannot repay, and is glad to owe. That was 
an impressive and significant historic scene, said 
Francis Lieber, presented by Washington and his 
compatriots preparing a fundamental law for the 
land which they had just set free : they had before 
them the Constitution of the United States of the 
Netherlands, which they carefully pondered, from 
which they took the name of their country and 
some of its most valuable constitutional provisions. 
How much we owe to Holland in all our political, 
religious, and social relations, Douglas Campbell 
has well related. 



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The thrifty and God-fearing Hollanders obeyed 
the injunction of Scripture that, with all their get- 
tings, they should get understanding; they have 
always exhibited a sincere attachment to letters. 
After the frightful siege of Leyden — without a par- 
allel in history for heroic endurance ; during which 
the besieged, with unfaltering and unequalled forti- 
tude, waited, week after week, month after month, 
for relief, and it came not ; during which they were 
reduced to the last extre'mity, and ate vermin to 
sustain themselves rather than surrender, so that 
when the delivering forces entered the city they 
found there, so terrible had been the ravages of 
hunger and disease, they found there " breathing 
skeletons but no living men," — after this fearful 
siege, the people, stripped as they were of worldly 
possessions, begged William of Orange, not to 
relieve them of taxation as he proposed, but to give 
them a University. (Great applause.) Is any 
finer example known to you of high and unaffected 
devotion to learning ? 

And yet the language and literature of this great 
people, in which are crystallized for all time their 
elevated thoughts and heroic deeds, have no ade- 
quate representation in any of our educational 
institutions. For us in New York this lack is 
especially to be regretted. The New York colony 
in itself was among the great creations of Dutch 
spirit and genius ; and by our population, in which 
the Dutch element has always been so powerful in 
society and government and intellectual life, the 
preservation of the Dutch language and literature 
should be felt, I think, as a sacred duty. And I 
make bold to ask, Mr. President, what nobler or 
more fitting memorial of affection and gratitude 



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and reverence for the people of Holland and Wil- 
liam the Silent can this Society devise, than the 
creation of a " Holland Society professorship of 
the Dutch language and literature " (applause), to 
be attached, of course, wheresoever the Society 
may please, but, under your favor, Mr. President, 
and with your encouragement, I venture to say, 
preferably and most appropriately to that College, 
originally styled The College of the Province of 
New York, and now Columbia (applause), whose 
early act, after receiving its charter from the 
Crown, was to ask for and obtain a supplementary 
charter giving to the Dutch Church the right to 
maintain in it a representative professorship, and 
which has, for a century and a half, been intimately 
associated with all that is best in the life of this old 
Dutch City of New Amsterdam. (Great applause.) 

President Roosa : As long as Columbia College 
has a Schermerhorn and a De Witt, I think the 
Dutch will have their professorship there. 

The next regular toast is : 

" Our Guests, old and new." 

Before I introduce the gentleman, whom we are 
so happy to see here to-night, I must remark that 
some of those whom I see around me, and myself, 
have the pleasure of being fellow-members with 
him in a certain association in this city, of which 
he is the honored Secretary, and every member of 
that association is willing to die before Judge 
Howland dies, in order that his family may hear 
the touching felicities and eloquent obituary which 
he will read about the humblest one of us, — such is 
the force of the language in his hands. There 



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was a judge once, who was supposed to be not 
overburdened with wisdom, and somebody asked, 
"Does he know anything?" The reply was, 
"Why, no; he does n't even suspect anything." 
(Laughter.) But that is not the kind of judges 
we have around this table. Now Judge Howland 
is the President of a very famous society,— the de- 
scendants of the Mayflower. Mr. Depew says that 
the colonial element in this country is one fifth of 
it all. But judging from the number of descend- 
ants of the Mayflower, I should think that three 
fifths came over in the Mayflower, (Laughter.) 
At any rate, I have also heard that the Huguenots 
helped start that ship. I do not know about that. 
Judge Howland will tell us. I have the pleasure 
of introducing our good friend, Hon. Henry E. 
Howland. 





SPEECH OF JUDGE HOWLAND. 




Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Holland So- 
ciety : 

HAVE been at a loss, as I sat here, to 
decide whether you have descended 
from me or I from you (laughter) — 
our names are so similar. But I 
imagine from what the President let 
fall in the early part of the evening 
that I am with you on the female side. (Laughter.) 
The only trouble that I find with you is that you 
have not followed the suggestion of the Emperor 
Napoleon when he was asked who was the greatest 
woman in the world. He said, " The mother of 
the most children." (Renewed laughter.) 

We of New England accord to you the qualities 
which have made this country great, but we claim 
it as our principal merit that we have been able to 
appropriate them and get the credit of them. 
(Laughter.) There are not enough of you to re- 
sist the vigorous, virile strain from New England 
You are at fault in the way suggested by the boy 
who asked his mother, " How many wives had 
Solomon, mother ? " " Nine hundred and seventy." 
"Then, why did he sleep with his forefathers?" 
(Great laughter.) We claim to be an energetic 
and a productive race, and the advice which the 
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last speaker suggested, " With all thy gettings, get 
understanding," might have been modified to your 
numerical advantage. 

We accord to you all the merit that you have 
claimed so modestly for yourselves. (Laughter.) 
You were the ones to establish free schools. You 
gave an example in maintaining civil and religious 
liberty which has been a light to the world. We 
have simply come in and appropriated the credit 
of it all. (Laughter.) And I may say this, that 
from New England has come a voice which has 
done more to keep the glories of your country 
alive than any other which ever spoke in any land 
— that of John Lothrop Motley; and in the bright 
example that you have here of a public-spirited 
public servant, the President of the Department of 
Police, it is the inspiration that he drew from New 
England at Harvard College that has made him 
what he is. (Laughter.) If he had been left in 
the nice old sleepy atmosphere, where his ancestors 
were born, he would have been very different from 
what he is now, for he is toward the obstructive 
body of politicians which stands in his way simply as 
Jonah was to the whale when he said : " If you 
don't put me ashore, I will give you the worst case 
of appendicitis you ever had in your life." (Pro- 
longed laughter.) 

It is natural that a Pilgrim, as his name implies, 
should be a sort of a wanderer when he is in search 
of a celebration. In that effort he covers a good 
deal of ground and sits at many tables to compli- 
ment his hosts and to speak of the virtues of his 
ancestors. A philosopher has said : In vain does 
flattery swell a little virtue to a mountain, self-love 
can swallow it like a mustard seed. (Laughter.) 



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And so you find the Boston Pilgrim coming to New- 
York, as he says, for intellectual rest. (Laughter.) 
And we reply to him in the language of the small 
boy who was called up at a school exhibition by his 
teacher before the Committee. "Stand up, John- 
nie, and tell the gentlemen all you know ; it won't 
take you long." " I will tell them what we both 
know," said the boy ; " it won't take any longer." 
(Laughter.) And so you find us ever eager for 
good fare and the best society and needing no 
second invitation to come to your hospitable table. 
As I look at the company here present whose 
intelligent eyes, as Rufus Choate used to say to 
his juries, I have the honor to catch, I have the 
same feeling of pleasurable wonder as that experi- 
enced by the little girl who asked her father, 
" Where were you born ?" — " Berlin, my child." — 
"Where was mamma born ?" — " In Vienna." — "And 
where was I born?" — "In Dresden." — "Isn't it 
strange how we three people got together ! " (Great 
laughter.) And that feeling is somewhat empha- 
sized in my case, for it is related in Bradford's his- 
tory of the Plymouth colony that on the voyage of 
the Mayflower, in a mighty storm, a lusty young 
man called John Howland, coming upon some oc- 
casion above the gratings, was by a seel of the ship 
thrown into the sea, but it pleased God that he 
caught hold of the topsail halliards which hung 
overboard and ran out at length, and although he 
was drawn some fathoms under the water, yet he 
held his hold, and by boat-hooks and other appli- 
ances was brought into the ship and his life saved. 
If those Plymouth Rock pants had not been made 
of good honest English cloth, with no shoddy in 
them, the honor of appearing before you to-night 



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would have been delegated to some one else. (Great 
laughter and applause.) 

Being here, the situation is somewhat full of em- 
barrassment. I have no power to adequately rep- 
resent the several societies for which I was bidden 
to come, nor to entertain you. I feel that the 
situation is somewhat like that at the country 
prayer-meeting from which the pastor was absent, 
and two old deacons were called upon to take 
charge of the meeting— Squire Underwood and 
Deacon Gregg. " If Deacon Gregg will open the 
meeting," said the Squire, " I will close it." " If 
Squire Underwood will open the meeting it will 
close itself," was the reply. (Great laughter.) But 
being here, by your kind invitation, you will excuse 
me if I indulge in a somewhat reminiscent mood. 

It has been said that when a man brags of his 
ancestors the best of the family is under ground. 
That is true in a certain sense, but not so when it 
excites emulation and ambition. We are all of us 
proud of these old ancestors of ours, and if some of 
them could come to the earth they would be some- 
what proud of the action of their heroic sons. As 
examples to model life upon, I do not think we 
could improve upon them. The advice, if any one 
should try, that was given to a young poet who 
said, " I don't know whether I had better read 
Hamlet once more or write something else," would 
be applicable: We should adhere to the high- 
est standards. Our descent is our patent of no- 
bility. We are considered somewhat _ a young 
people in the presence of those nations which have 
their Middle Ages behind them ; something like 
the small boy who said to his sister in the midst of 
a violent thunder shower, " Did n't we have such a 



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storm as this when I was a boy?" "Yes," said 
she, "this was the storm." (Great laughter.) 
We none of us excite the interest that attaches to 
the young descendant of John Churchill and Sarah 
Jennings who has recently left our shores with his 
acquisitions. (Renewed laughter.) But our title 
is older than his, — yours and mine ; for it must be 
remembered that when the Pilgrims left Delfshaven 
Shakespeare had just died, Cromwell was twenty- 
one, Namur, Ramillies, Malplaquet, and Blenheim 
were not to be fought for nearly one hundred years, 
and many a proud English title which was to re- 
ward some obscure soldier or royal favorite had yet 
to be created. And the strain of blood from those 
who without royal protection or favor founded a great 
nation standing in the forefront of Christian civiliza- 
tion is purer than that of the half-savage soldiers of 
William the Conqueror, who became by the favor 
of their king the foundation of the nobility of Eng- 
land. Who were these men ? They were English, 
Scotch, Irish, Welsh, and Huguenots, with some of 
the blood of the men of Haarlem and Leyden. 
They were the product of centuries of preparation 
for a great work. 

In the providence of God, there is a long time 
between seed-time and harvest. Some one has 
said that the blast of a bugle may call an army to 
battle. But the blast of a bugle does not make 
armies nor win victories. It required centuries of 
abuses to produce a Calvin, a Melanchthon, and a 
Luther. The French Revolution was the product 
of the abuses of a long line of kings, and although 
the spirit of liberty was distorted in the agony of 
its birth, it has inspired many a tribune of the peo- 
ple, until all Europe is seething with it. The Puri- 



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tan was the embodiment of the spirit that stood for 
purity in public law, religious ceremonial, and pri- 
vate life. In the name of the rights of God, and 
the rights of man, it clamored with divers tongues 
and in many lands. Though deprived, defamed, 
and proscribed, they were the stanchest upholders 
of the Crown after the English Reformation. It 
took them sixty years to learn the brittleness of a 
Royal oath ; through the dalliance with Spain, until 
the Spanish Armada went down in the English 
Channel, they were the surest buttresses of the 
throne until Cromwell came. In the English Com- 
mons their voice sounded for higher law than 
kingly prerogative, in spite of bonds and mutila- 
tion and death. As Guizot says, their work was the 
destruction of absolute monarchy, the assured pre- 
ponderance of the Commons, the permanence of 
religious freedom. As Hume says, it is to the 
Puritan alone that England owes the whole free- 
dom of her constitution. 

That is the blood of which we boast. It has 
been the fashion to jeer at the Puritan spirit. 
During the late war some one was asked if it could 
not have been averted by some compromise. The 
answer was, " Only in this way : if Plymouth Rock 
had landed on top of the Pilgrims, instead of the 
Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock, there would have been 
no war." When at that time it was proposed that 
a new union should be formed with New England 
left out, it seems as if the same mistake was made 
as in the case of a head master at a school where 
the Eton system of flogging prevailed. On one 
of the Saturdays he called up a boy and said, " I 'm 
about to flog you." "What have I done?" said 
the boy. " I don't know," said the teacher, " but 



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your name is on the list, and you will have to 
be flogged." The boy made such a fuss during the 
operation that after it was over the teacher thought 
he would look the matter up, and discovered that 
he had made a mistake, and whipped the Confirma- 
tion Class. (Great laughter.) 

The story of the Pilgrims, with its record of de- 
votion to duty, courage, and tragedies, reads like 
an old Greek epic. If I should attempt to epito- 
mize it I should fear to be like the preacher who 
said at the end of a sermon : " Brethren, I have 
had a great subject, but it has caved in on me." 
(Laughter.) Read in the light of what they have 
produced and in the spirit of sympathy which ap- 
preciates and enjoys the civil and religious liberty 
we inherit, it is fitted beyond most uninspired 
records to kindle exalted ideas of citizenship and 
to stimulate young and old to self-denying service 
of our country and mankind. We all know the story 
of Scrooby and Amsterdam and Leyden, " that 
fair and beautiful city with the sweete situation," as 
the old chronicler has it, of Delfshaven, the strug- 
gles on the wild Atlantic with a voyage three times 
begun. Let their luxurious descendants who find 
the comforts of the White Star line inadequate to 
assuage the distress of a sea voyage imagine what 
it must have been to those hundred and two souls 
on that leaky old craft of 160 tons with all that 
furniture on board, on a three months' voyage to 
an unknown destination, ending among the shoals 
and rips and reefs of Cape Cod. If possible 
let them appreciate the terrors of wild beasts 
and ambushed foes — the sturdy manhood which 
courted loneliness and defied death, esteeming 
loyalty to God and to conscience above all other 



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ambitions ; the tragedy of the first winter, when 
half their number died and their graves were 
ploughed level with the soil that no enemy should 
discover their weakness ; the colony five times 
decimated. Imagine their worship on that sand 
spit on Massachusetts Bay in the open air and 
winter weather. It reminds one of the story of 
Rev. Hadley Proctor of Rutland, Vt. On one par- 
ticularly cold Sunday morning the church was very 
cold and he preached a sermon from a very hot 
text ; at its conclusion he leaned over the pulpit 
and said, in a voice audible to the congregation : 
" Deacon Craig, do see that this church is properly 
warmed this afternoon ; it is no use preaching to 
these sinners of the dangers of Hell, when the 
very idea of Hell is a comfort to them." (Great 
laughter.) 

And still they held their way and wedded and 
wept and worshipped and fought until under God's 
providence defeat was changed into victory, the 
wilderness into a garden, and the humble Plymouth 
Colony became the beginning of one of the greatest 
nations of the earth, whose people 

Have seen the sparks of empire fly 

Beyond the mountain bars, 
Till glittering o'er the western wave 

They joined the sunset stars ; 
And ocean trodden into paths 

That trampling giants ford 
To find the planet's vertebra 

And link its spinal cord. 

The Pilgrim has sometimes been confounded 
with the Puritan of the Massachusetts Colony who 
settled near Boston and became, as Tom Appleton 
used to say, " the east wind made flesh." But the 



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Pilgrims were larger-minded and more generous- 
souled. Their life in that hospitable land of Holland, 
then the centre of the world's commerce, their asso- 
ciation with that people, brave and tolerant, had 
widened their vision and broadened their character 
beyond the possibilities of narrow Puritan England. 
Brewster and Carver, Bradford and Standish, were 
men of different mould from those who came later 
and were guilty, I must say, of some acts of offensive 
partisanship. The Pilgrim was tolerant and burned 
no witches. He gave harbor to Roger Williams 
when he was expelled from the Massachusetts 
Colony. He did not believe that all other persons 
than himself were brands for that bonfire of the 
lost which should forever celebrate the triumph 
and enhance the gaiety of the saved. (Laughter.) 
He was a man of large views, was kind to his 
neighbors and lived in amity and peace with his 
Indian friends. The contrast is great between 
their entertainment of Massasoit and his sixty war- 
riors at a royal feast lasting several days, and that 
thanksgiving at Salem for which, as the record has 
it, one Pequod, an Indian, did furnish the deer and 
bear's flesh, but it came to the ears of the elders 
that it had been killed on the Lord's Day, whereupon 
they did order that Pequod should return the price 
thereof and be beaten with forty stripes for his 
grievous sin, and thereafter, rather than the Lord's 
substance should be wasted, they did eat thereof 
with much enjoyment, save one, who had some 
qualms because of the killing on the Lord's Day. 
(Laughter.) They were kind to their neighbors in 
distress ; not after the fashion of the modern ver- 
sion of the Good Samaritan who said to the inn- 
keeper, " Take care of him, and when I return I 



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will repay thee," and this he said knowing he would 
not pass that way again. (Great laughter.) 

Their courage differed from that of the Irishman 
who, when accused of running under fire, replied : 
" I would rather be a coward for five minutes than 
to be dead all my life." (Renewed laughter.) In 
all their dangers and their sufferings and their trials 
they met the requirements of that standard set by 
Mr. Lincoln, when he was asked what propor- 
tion a man's legs should be to his body, and he 
said he had given the subject great thought and 
he had arrived at the conclusion that a man's legs 
ought to be long enough to reach to the ground. 
(Prolonged laughter.) 

It is through strife and toil and suffering that 
people are made great. I once heard Tom Reed 
say that he trembled to think what would have 
been the future of this country if the Pilgrims, 
or our Dutch ancestors, had landed on the fertile 
shores of California, where enervation and idleness 
follow ease of living. " For an earnest and sincere 
desire to get six per cent., with a willingness to 
take more, has done more for the world than all the 
Crusades." (Great laughter.) But with coming 
years and with the accumulation of riches and the 
deterioration which modern emigration has brought 
us, there are dangers which are apparent to us all. 
Politics and policy threaten something of the vi- 
rility and the virtue of the state. We know the 
modern statesman. He is apparent in the United 
States Senate to-day, when he stands up and, to 
quote Mr. Lincoln again, fills his chest, throws back 
his head, glazes his eyes, opens his mouth, and 
leaves the rest to God (great laughter and applause) ; 
who fills the standard of the public man who was 



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described by a eulogist of Col. Yell, of Yellville, 
late of the Texas Legislature, when he said, " his 
books did not balance, but his heart always beat 
warmly for his native land." (Great laughter.) 
These statesmen make a standard unto them- 
selves, like the man who was asked if he under- 
stood French : " I do when I speak it myself." 
(Renewed laughter.) And the outcome is about 
as satisfactory to us who watch and who have to 
bear the brunt of such statesmanship as that of the 
man who owned the clock, when he said : " When 
the hands of that clock stand at twelve and it strikes 
two, then I know it is twenty minutes to seven." 
(Applause and great laughter.) 

The Hollander of to-day, the Pilgrim of New 
York, is in a somewhat changed condition from 
that of his ancestors. If he were not, he would be 
lonesome. He has learned a great deal of experi- 
ence, like a gentleman from the country who came 
down to Wall Street and asked a broker, — said he : 
" I want to invest in some securities ; how can I 
tell those that are no good?" "Buy them," said 
the broker. (Great laughter.) He has learned 
from experience, like the boy at school when his 
teacher asked him : " Elnathan, if your father bor- 
rowed from you one hundred dollars and should 
agree to pay you at the rate of ten dollars per 
week, how much would he owe you at the end of 
seven weeks?" "One hundred dollars," said the 
boy. " I am afraid you don't know your arithme- 
tic," said the teacher. " Well, I may not know my 
arithmetic, but I know my father," said the boy. 
(Renewed laughter.) 

The outcome of all this populism and socialism 
and demagogism that we see in public life, of men 



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who have not the courage of their convictions, and 
have not the courage that our friend Commissioner 
Roosevelt has, will be somewhat like that of the 
delegate to a Populist convention, who, on his 
return, said that the only thing wanting to make it 
a howling success was the success. (Great laugh- 
ter.) But this spirit of the Dutchman and the 
Puritan, — for I plead guilty to the charge that we 
got the best of all we have from you, and we learned 
it while we were in Holland, — that spirit never dies 
out (" Good, good ! " and applause) ; that spirit that 
inspired those united Burghers of the Provinces, 
who starved and fought and cut their dykes and 
drowned, giving back to the ocean the land they 
refused to surrender to the Spaniard, is apparent 
to-day in the Transvaal. (Great applause.) It is 
one of the most pathetic and instructive pictures 
that the world has ever seen. There is a people of 
unpolluted blood, pure Dutch, endowed with the 
same qualities as their ancestors, pressed on all 
sides by savage foes, whom they have subdued, who 
have met the might of English arms and have hum- 
bled them, as they did at Majuba Hill ; and, desiring 
but the freedom of their country, have undergone 
hardships and privations equal to those experienced 
by our fathers during the Revolution, and in 
the pure spirit of liberty have achieved a victory 
which has challenged the admiration of the civilized 
world. (Applause.) Egmont and Hoorn were par- 
alleled by Nathan Hale on the scaffold, and the 
great soldier and statesman, William the Silent, 
who, as Motley says, was as long as he lived the 
guiding star of a great nation, and when he died 
the little children cried in the streets, was followed 
three hundred years later by his counterpart in life 



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and in the manner of his death, by our great and 
martyred President, 

" Who made by birth his merit known, 
And lived to clutch the golden keys, 
To mould a mighty state's decrees, 
And shape the whisper of the throne." 

That spirit stood for us at Lexington Green and 
Concord Bridge, it clubbed its muskets at Bunker 
Hill, it endured at Valley Forge and charged at 
Yorktown, and went down into the final clinch at 
Appomattox. That spirit has made this country 
great, — the calm, enduring, brave, and steadfast stuff 
that for principle and faith will shed its blood and 
does n't fear to die, and it will be the main reliance 
of our country in the future as it has been in the 
past, 

" Till the waves of the bay 
Where the Mayflower lay 
Shall foam and freeze no more." 

(Prolonged applause. Three cheers were proposed 
and heartily given for Judge Howland.) 

President Roosa : There is one lesson that the 
United States of America is slow to learn, and if 
you will read our history of the War of 1812 and 
see how we met disaster month after month until 
we had a disciplined army, you will see what that 
lesson is. 

We have with us to-night a representative of 
that army, a representative trained in that great 
school of ours of which we are all so proud, a rep- 
resentative who has dared all the dangers of the 



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battle for his country and who now has the repose 
which belongs to him. Should any occasion arise 
for any use of our armies we may be sure that we 
shall succeed when we have such trained generals 
as the one whom I have the honor now to intro- 
duce to you — Major-General Ruger. (Applause.) 




SPEECH OF MAJOR-GENERAL RUGER. 




Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Holland 

Society : 

Y*f. DO not know what may have been your 
E 3 fortune heretofore in the speakers se- 
lected to address you at your formal 
annual dinners, but it has been my 
fortune to be invited to dinners given 
by societies in the different cities, and 
I have never been at one where all the speaking 
was so excellent in point of wit, in point of wisdom, 
and in point of force. Mr. President and gentle- 
men, if one had no claims to oratory, not even to 
being ordinary homespun, and were called upon to 
respond to this toast, would he not remain seated ? 
(" No, no !") I should feel inclined to do so were 
it not for the suggestion I received not long since 
at a dinner, when the toast master, having said sev- 
eral kind things in announcing that I would respond 
to the toast for the army, in taking his seat, said in 
a low tone, and, I presume, unconsciously, " Make 
it short." " What did you say?" I inquired. He 
replied, " I said nothing." He had said nothing, 
but it was the wisest thing of that evening, as I 
thought. It jibed exactly with my quality and my 
inclinations. 

This toast to the army, I am sure, would find 

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most ready listeners to any response that I might 
make : 

" The United States Army : We judge of its 
future by its past," 

is the sentiment. And what of its past ; what has 
been the relation of the action of the army to the 
history of our country ? Taking the army in the 
large sense, including the navy, that is, the military 
force, we find its first achievement was the success 
of our Revolution; its second, the War of 1812 
for the freedom of the seas ; its third, the conquest 
of Mexico, with the addition to our area of New 
Mexico and Texas, and practically the Pacific 
Coast. Its next great services were in the war of 
the Rebellion. Intermediate to these, was the pro- 
tection from hostile Indians of our emigration from 
the East to the West, terminating on the Pacific 
Coast. 

If we should eliminate from the history of the 
country what has been done by the army, the pres- 
ent state of the country would be merely a matter 
of pure conjecture. As they would say in the 
South, in common phrase, we would not know 
where we were at as a nation. 

The basic principle of the action of the army, the 
good Dutch quality also, has been fidelity to duty 
under all circumstances. The province of the army 
in our country is not for war ; it is for peace — the 
restoration of peace when broken, and on occasion 
the restoration of order. All good people in our 
country know exactly where the army is to be 
found — the bad elements also know that it is 
always faithful to duty. It has the element of 



permanence that gives confidence as to its action 
in the future. 

The Federal Courts command the respect of this 
country, not because the Federal Judiciary is 
superior in intelligence or wisdom to the State 
Judiciary, but especially because of the belief of 
the people in its permanency of constitution as 
well as honesty. The country may safely trust 
the army in future, but it is to be feared, unless 
public attention is aroused to the danger, that this 
nation, great in numbers, a giant personally consid- 
ered, may be like a giant attacked in the open 
country with a wisp of straw in his hand and no 
time to go to the woods for a club. 

It is this view that requires the serious attention 
of the country. Let us hope that recent events 
will bring it home to the people, and that the stand- 
ing army, serving as a nucleus for the force that 
may at any time be necessary, will be made large 
enough to leaven at any time the great army that 
may be brought together. I thank you, gentle- 
men, for your kind attention. (Applause.) 

President Roosa : The last regular toast is : 

" Our Kinsmen in the Transvaal." 

I am sure you are all sympathizing with them. 
It is the fashion of those who do not know better 
to think unfavorably of the Dutch Boer. But the 
Dutch Boer is one of Abraham Lincoln's people, 
the bone and sinew of the land. May he long sur- 
vive ! I shall now have the pleasure of introducing a 
gentleman to whom New York is greatly indebted, 



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to whom New York will be greatly indebted for 
ages. He showed us how the land lay on his topo- 
graphical map. I have the pleasure of introduc- 
ing General Viele to speak upon quite another 
subject than topography, however, and that is the 
Transvaal. (Applause.) 





ADDRESS OF GENERAL VIELE. 




8 THANK the gentlemen who are will- 
ing at this late hour to listen to one 
word about our kinsmen in distant 
South Africa. Standing in this mag- 
nificent hall, where all the resources of 
art and wealth have been used to deco- 
rate a palace which is equal if not superior to any 
other that exists, my thoughts revert to our kinsmen 
upon that far away coast of Southern Africa. When 
the enterprise, the courage, and the daring of the 
Dutch determined them to send their ships to the 
farthest corners of the earth to discover, conquer, 
and colonize, the sails of our ancestors brought 
them to this western continent, and other vessels 
went to the east, and to the south of Africa. It 
was possible that our direct ancestors might have 
also gone there, for at that time that was a more 
tempting place than the northern continent of 
America. To-day our kinsmen of the same descent, 
the same age, the same number of generations hav- 
ing passed since they and our fathers left the Father- 
land, are in South Africa, and what a contrast ! We 
are surrounded by all the luxuries of life, listening 
to a feast of reason and a flow of soul, while they are 
there, fighting still as they fought when they first 
landed, with wild beasts, and with a wilder human- 
ity, to create upon that continent the same con- 

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ditions which have been created in this Imperial 
city. (Applause.) Why is it? It is simply the 
question of fate. But they are the same as we are, 
they are our kinsmen. 

Where and what is the Transvaal ? The Trans- 
vaal is one of the most interesting, picturesque, 
and fascinating spots on the face of the earth. 
There is more gold to the square mile in the 
Transvaal than in any other part of the world. 
Now, gentlemen, do not leave your seats and go 
down there at once, for there is the very mischief 
to pay there. A gang of conspirators have within 
the last few weeks organized a scheme against the 
integrity of the Transvaal Republic, but the heroic 
Boers, with the same courage which has always 
characterized the Dutch race, nipped their projects 
in the bud, and another shot has been heard which 
echoes around the world and two great empires 
bristle with arms. (Applause.) 

If we had had President Kruger, instead of 
President Buchanan, at the firing on Sumter, he 
would have arrested the conspirators as they left 
the Senate chamber at Washington in 1861. (Great 
applause.) There would have been no one-armed 
and one-legged men wandering through this coun- 
try, no hundreds of thousands of widows and 
orphans, no pensions. We would have had no War 
of the Rebellion. And I want to say if we were to 
elect a man like Warner Van Norden President of 
the United States, he would give us at once a 
square-toed Dutch administration, and we would 
have matters in a prosperous and peaceful condition 
both at home and abroad, and a surplus in the 
Treasury. (Great applause.) There should be 
more Dutch blood in public office. 



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Where and what is the Transvaal ? It is in the 
southernmost part of the African continent ; we 
are accustomed to think and speak of Africa as the 
" Dark Continent," and so it is. Humanity through 
all the ages has endeavored almost in vain to awake 
it into life and activity. For six thousand years the 
armed cohorts of Asia and Europe have passed in 
a continuous procession along its northern border 
from the Red Sea to the Pillars of Hercules, and 
all that is left of their bannered legions is dust and 
ashes, and of their occupancy little else than the 
crumbling sepulchres of dead Pharaohs, " They were 
mighty, but they 're vanished. Names are all they 
left behind them, glory first, and then the echo, and 
all is still." The blackness of the pit still hovers 
over that ebon race, just as it has through all the 
centuries. 

" While wrapt in sleep, their torpid millions lay, 
Hugged their vile chains, and dreamed their age away." 

The Egyptian fellaheen in his clout still lolls 
in the sand, waiting for the Nile to rise and 
fall, then scratches the mud with a stick, and 
drops the seed that is to fructify and save him 
from the bastinado and the tax gatherer. What a 
contrast to the southern zone of that same con- 
tinent, where Dutch colonists and Dutch heroes 
have founded a prosperous empire, the benefits of 
which are enjoyed by two millions of people, three 
fourths of whom are natives, it is true, but they are 
natives under the pale of civilization, not natives of 
the jungle ! 

From that bright spot in the continent is to ex- 
tend its ultimate regeneration by the wisdom and 
valor of Dutchmen. This is practical missionary 



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work. The history of the Dutch colonization of 
South Africa is a long story of heroic daring worthy 
of the palmiest days of the Dutch Republic. They 
were men of the same blood and lineage that dis- 
covered and founded the city of New York, those 
heroes of the southern zone of Africa. The two 
great Dutch Companies of the East and West 
Indies sent out their colonists to the four quarters 
of the earth in the early part of the seventeenth 
century. 

Holland was then the mistress of the seas, as 
England is to-day, and Holland saved England 
from a Spanish yoke. It was in the year 1652 that 
the colonists reached the Cape of Good Hope. 
That whole region was then in the possession of 
savage tribes and savage beasts. To-day there are 
four flourishing states which were founded by the 
Dutch colonists — Cape Colony, 200,000 square 
miles, population 1,500,000 (75 per cent, natives) ; 
Natal, 16,000 square miles, population 200,000, a 
majority of whom are Zulus ; Orange Free State, 
5 2,000 square miles, population 200,000 (60 per cent, 
natives) ; South African Republic, 500,000 popula- 
tion (three fourths natives) ; so that there is in the 
four states an area of about 400,000 square miles, 
and a population of over 2,000,000, of which one 
quarter are white, the rest natives. Cape Colony 
and Natal are now under English control ; Orange 
Free State and the South African Republic still 
remain under Dutch control, but the entire area is 
stamped in every lineament with Dutch nomen- 
clature. Its valleys, hills, and mountain ranges, its 
rivulets that run to the rivers, and its rivers that 
run to the seas, all have Dutch names. All show 
the footprints of the founders. 



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The Orange River that stretches from ocean to 
ocean perpetuates the name of the silent hero and 
apostle of civil and religious liberty, " William of 
Orange." It required great courage and fortitude 
to face the conditions that the little colony of the 
Cape met and surmounted. They were undisturbed 
in their occupancy until the European complica- 
tions involved them in its meshes as it did the 
infant colony on Manhattan Island, and both passed 
through the same experience ; but not until they 
had redeemed the wilderness and made it blossom 
as the rose, not until they had subdued the savage 
tribes and brought them under civilizing influences, 
not until they had demonstrated the value of the 
country for agriculture and for its mineral wealth, 
did the greed of adventurers cause the usurpation 
of their rights and the invasion of their homes. 
From that hour there has been one long struggle. 
Two of their colonies have been already wrested 
from them, and now an armed invasion threatens to 
obtain control of the others. It is proper to say 
that these last conspirators have been repudiated 
and condemned by the British Government in no 
uncertain terms, nevertheless there still remains a 
final settlement with them. Naturally our hearts 
are in sympathy with our kinsmen, naturally we 
admire and applaud their prompt and fearless 
action in a great emergency. 

Who are these Boers of the Transvaal ? (do not 
misapprehend the term). Boer is the Dutch word 
for farmer, and the Transvaal is the country north 
of and across the Vaal River. These Boers are 
therefore simple farmers, who know how to plow, 
swing the axe, and handle the scythe. They know 
well also how to handle the rifle. They are 



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farmers in peace and heroes in war. Through all 
the years of their lives the rifle has been to them a 
first necessity, as a defence against wild beasts, 
against savage negroes, and against invaders of their 
homes. Their farms are models of culture, their 
homes are models of comfort and refinement, of 
hospitality and abundant cheer. In no other part 
of the world can there be found a people with 
nobler qualities of head and heart, or a higher sense 
of their responsibilities to God. The influence of 
John Calvin and his teachings is as strong to-day 
among the Dutch farmers of the Transvaal as it 
was in the Fatherland at the time of the Reformation, 
and to the traditions of the Fatherland they cling 
with tenderness and devotion. And what a country 
is theirs, where the temperate zone and the tropics 
meet in all their luxuriant profusion : liquid atmos- 
phere, a sky cerulean blue, a land where the orange 
and the olive and the vine, and all the cereals that 
constitute the staple of life, grow in abundance ! 
There is nothing to wish for, save and except the 
blessings of an enduring peace. 

Unfortunately, however, for the comfort and hap- 
piness of that frugal, simple, and pastoral people, 
there have been discovered within their borders de- 
posits of the precious metals of marvellous richness. 
These have attracted an army of adventurers of 
every clime and people, and it so happens that as a 
rule, the precious metals are dug from the ground by 
precious rascals. We had a terrible experience with 
them in the early days of California, and the gallows 
was the only medicine that cured the evil. 

Finding their numbers increasing until they had 
out-numbered the farmer proprietors, they de- 
manded the rights of citizenship, which wisely are 



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restricted to a certain length of residence. This 
being refused, they undertook to arm themselves and 
take forcible possession of the government. Just 
where the responsibility for all this lies, for this in- 
famous conspiracy, the Dutch citizens propose to 
ascertain and to act accordingly. In all the colonies 
the natives out-number the whites. If numbers 
must rule, the natives have a prior claim. 

When the natives are given the suffrage in Cape 
Colony and Natal on account of their numerical 
strength, it will be time enough to ask for the 
suffrage for the Uitlanders and adventurers, free- 
booters and filibusters, in the Transvaal on the 
same ground. But is it the suffrage these men 
want ? or is it the country itself ? The most reckless 
speculation of modern times, a repetition of the 
South-Sea Bubble, at the head of it an Italian 
adventurer, who throws the notorious John Law 
into the shade, Barney Barnato by name, has been 
dazzling the London Stock Exchange with the 
glitter of the gold taken from the mines of the 
Transvaal. One Cecil Rhodes, the Prime-Minister 
of Cape Colony appears to have been the partner 
of Barney Barnato. A London letter this morning, 
under the head of " Barney Barnato's Ordeal," 
says : 

" Incidental to the troubles in the Transvaal and 
the frantic financial speculation which doubtless was 
the main impulse to Jameson's raid, there was a 
scene to-day when Millionaire Barney Barnato 
faced the meeting of the shareholders in his South 
African Bank. It will be remembered that he 
launched this Bank upon the market only a few 
months ago, without any statement as to the 
assets or even its purposes, without so much as a 
prospectus ; yet the value of the shares almost in- 



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stantly appreciated to such a figure that he is 
understood to have made a million pounds ster- 
ling or more in an hour. 

" To-day the first meeting of the shareholders 
was held to hear a statement on these points. 
The scene is described as extraordinary. 

" The meeting was held in a great gilded chamber 
of the Cannon Street Hotel. In the gallery a 
gathering of gaily dressed ladies graced the occa- 
sion. By noon the whole hall was packed so 
densely that there was hardly room to move, and 
at the back self-respecting business men had 
climbed upon stoves, shelves, and everything that 
afforded them points of advantage. 

" Even behind the Directors' table there was an 
impregnable pack of shareholders, and outside the 
door a crowd filled the corridors and stretched far 
away up the staircase. 

" Shortly before 12 o'clock a ringing cheer hailed 
the arrival of a waiter who laid a tankard of ale in 
front of Barnato's throne, and the great man him- 
self was not far behind. 

" Among the Directors of the Company and others 
who entered with him was Sir George Lewis. Un- 
fortunately, too, at Barney's entrance a screen fell 
upon him just as he was taking his seat. He made 
his statement, but as soon as doubting shareholders 
began to ask searching questions he immediately 
bundled up his papers and made his escape, amid 
hisses and general confusion." 

If Mr. Chamberlain's inquiry into the causes of 
the Jameson raid is at all fair and thorough it is 
likely to result in the most exciting chapter of finan- 
cial history that the world has known. Evidently 
there is behind this attack upon the integrity of the 
South African Republic a deeper iniquity than has 
been unfolded. I venture to say that we as descend- 
ants of the Hollanders would have been much 



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more pleased if the President of the United States 
of America had communicated directly with the 
President of the South African Republic his desire 
for clemency to American citizens involved in the 
Transvaal disturbances. It was not well to ignore 
a sister Republic in that way. Republics are 
equal in dignity, whatever their size ; one star may 
differ from another star in glory, but all republics 
are equal in name and in principle. 

Naturally this matter is of deeper interest to us 
than to most other Americans. It is not possible 
that it could be otherwise, — there are too many 
memories, too many ties that bind us to the land 
of our fathers to prevent our forgetting those who 
are descended from the same heroic race that 
planted on three continents the tree of civil and 
religious liberty and watered it with its blood. 
(Applause). 




Eleventh Hnnual flfteetincL 




|HE Eleventh Annual Meeting of the 
Society was held on Monday evening, 
April 6, 1896, at Sherry's, corner of 
Fifth Avenue and Thirty-seventh 
Street, New York. 

There were two Paas Festivals else- 
where of societies to which many of our members 
belong, but more than two hundred assembled in 
the hall and gave each other right-hearty, good 
Dutch greetings. 

The following named gentlemen had notified the 
Secretary of their intention to attend the meeting : 
From New York City : Edward B. Adriance, 
Frederick H. Amerman, William Libbey Amer- 
man, J. William Beekman, Alonzo Blauvelt, An- 
thony J. Bleecker, Theophylact B. Bleecker, Jr., 
John B. Blydenburgh, John Bogart, Albert G. 
Bogert, Charles E. Bogert, Edward S. Bogert, John 
G. Bogert, Stephen G. Bogert, L. V. Booraem, 
Bloomfield Brower, Charles D. Brower, William 
Leverich Brower, Major P. R. Brown, Ebenezer 
L. Cooper, Washington L. Cooper, George E. 
De Bevoise, George W. De Bevoise, James De 
La Montanye, John Demarest, Solomon L. Deyo, 
Edward W. Ditmars, Isaac E. Ditmars, Corne- 
lius Du Bois, Gustavus A. Duryee, Joseph R. 

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Duryee, Joachim Elmendorf, John A. Elmendorf, 
Everett J. Esselstyn, Alexander R. Gulick, John 
C. Gulick, Ferdinand Hasbrouck, Howard Has- 
Brouck, James F. Hasbrouck, John C. Hasbrouck, 
William M. Hoes, Arthur M. Jacobus, John W. 
Jacobus, Clarence V. Kip, William F. Kip, Edgar 
Knickerbocker, Charles Harold Montanye, George 
E. Montanye, Lewis F. Montanye, Isaac Myer, 
John Hayes Myers, Jr., Thomas W. Onderdonk, 
Erastus C. B. Peeke, Archibald M. Pentz, James 
S. Polhemus, Henry F. Ouackenbos, Abraham 
Ouackenbush, Abraham C. Quackenbush, De Witt 
C. Romaine, D. B. St. John Roosa, Robert B. 
Roosevelt, Lucas E. Schoonmaker, George W. 
Schurman, Charles E. Schuyler, George W. Sling- 
erland, Allen Lee Smidt, Frank B. Smidt, John B. 
Stevens, William M. Stilwell, Peter J. Stuyvesant, 
John S. Sutphen, Jr., Lambert Suydam, Satterlee 
Swartwout, Frederick D. Tappan, Sanford Rowe 
Ten Eyck, William H. Ten Eyck, Arthur Dickenson 
Truax, Charles H. Truax, John G. Truax, Lucas L. 
Van Allen, William J. Van Arsdale, Willard J. Van 
Auken, Frederick T. Van Beuren, Cornelius Van 
Brunt, John R. Van Buskirk, John R. Van der Veer, 
Charles H. Van Deventer, George M. Van De- 
venter, Edgar Van Etten, Frank Van Fleet, Louis 
B. Van Gaasbeek, Casper Van Hoesen, George M. 
Van Hoesen, John G. Van Home, Stephen V. A. 
Van Home, Frederick W. Van Loan, Zelah Van 
Loan, Russell Van Ness, Warner Van Norden, 
Gilbert S. Van Pelt, William R. P. Van Pelt, Rich- 
ard Van Santvoord, Eugene Van Schaick, Warren 
Clark Van Slyke, William D. Van Vleck, Thomas 
S. Van Volkenburgh, George Van Wagenen, Hu- 
bert Van Wagenen, Edgar Beach Van Winkle, 



Isaac Van Winkle, James B. Van Woert, John V. 
Van Woert, Jacob T. Van Wyck, Robert A. Van 
Wyck, William E. Van Wyck, Theodore R. 
Varick, Harmon A. Vedder, Maus Rosa Vedder, 
Cornelius C. Vermeule, William G. Ver Planck, 
Charles Henry Voorhees, Frederick P. Voorhees, 
John W. Vrooman, Samuel H. Wandell, Town- 
send Wandell, Henry V. Williamson, James D. 
Wynkoop, Andrew C. Zabriskie. 

From Brooklyn : Theodore M. Banta, Richard 
J. Berry, Alexander G. Brinckerhoff, Henry W. 
Brinckerhoff, Robert B. Brinkerhoff, David Brower, 
Morse Burtis, Matthias V. Cruser, Sherman Essel- 
styn, Arnatt R. Gulick, Charlton R. Gulick, 
Ernestus S. Gulick, Adrian A. Hegeman, Har- 
manus B. Hubbard, Peter Kouwenhoven, James 
V. Lott, Adrian Meserole, Andrew J. Onderdonk, 
Andrew J. Provoost, Jr., Williamson Rapalje, John 
C. Schenck, Joseph W. Sutphen, Thomas Van 
Loan, James E. Van Olinda, Ferdinand Van Siclen, 
George W. Van Siclen, Edward B. Van Vranken, 
Edward W. Van Vranken, Albert Van Wyck, 
Augustus Van Wyck, Jacob S. Van Wyck, Stephen 
Van Wyck, William Van Wyck, John H. Visscher, 
Judah B. Voorhees, Andrew J. Whitbeck. 

From Queens County : William H. H. Amer- 
man, Joseph F. Bloodgood, Henry A. Bogert, Ed- 
ward T. Hulst. 

From Westchester County : Joseph Hasbrouck, 
Maurice A. Viele, Josiah H. Zabriskie, Charles H. 
Roosevelt, Andrew Deyo, E. Jan Elting, Peter J. 
Elting. 

From Newburgh : Hiram Lozier, John Schoon- 
maker, Charles H. Snedeker. 

From Poughkeepsie : Edward Elsworth, Irving 



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Elting, Alfred Hasbrouck, Frank Hasbrouck, Mar- 
tin Heermance, J. VV. Poucher. 

From Ulster County : Abraham Hasbrouck, 
Hyman Roosa, John G. Van Slyke, Joseph E. 
Hasbrouck, Jesse Elting. 

From other places in New York State : Charles 
K. Van Vleck, of Hudson ; William B. Elmendorf, 
Samuel M. Van Santvoord, John J. Van Schoon- 
hoven, John L. Van Valkenburgh, Miles W. Vos- 
burgh, and Charles V. Winne, of Albany ; Charles 
R. De Freest, of Troy ; Thomas Low Barhydt, of 
Schenectady; Phcenix Remsen, of Babylon; John 
Van Schaick, of Cobleskill ; John R. Van Wag- 
enen, of Oxford ; Forbes Heermans, of Syracuse. 

From New Jersey — Hudson County : William 
Brinkerhoff, Isaac Romaine, Henry Traphagen, 
Francis I. Van der Beek, Marshall W. Van Winkle, 
Arthur Voorhis, Charles Henry Voorhis, Charles 
Howard Voorhis, Jr., Edward L. Vredenburgh. 

From Bergen County : Andrew D. Bogert, Nel- 
son Provost, James M. Van Valen, John Ouacken- 
bush, George F. Schermerhorn. 

From Passaic County : Max de M. Marsellus, 
John H. Hopper, John A. Van Winkle. 

From Essex County : Geo. A. Zabriskie, Louis 
V. Booraem, George H. Wyckoff, Moses J. 
De Witt, John N. Jansen, Frederick B. Mande- 
ville, C. Edgar Sutphen, Theron Y. Sutphen, 
Henry Van Arsdale, Harrison Van Duyne, Frank 
R. Van Nest, Anson A. Voorhees. 

From Monmouth County : Stacy P. Conover, 
David D. Denise, William B. Duryea, William 
H. Hendrickson, Jr., David A. Van der Veer, Wil- 
liam H. Vredenburgh, David P. Van Deventer, 
Frederick C. Van Vliet. 



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Elsewhere : Charles Holbert Voorhees, New 
Brunswick ; Robert Bayles, Kingston, N. J.; Charles 
E, Surdam and Henry W. Van Wagenen, Morris- 
town, N. J.; Charles Hageman Voorhees, Rocky 
Hill ; James J. Bergen, Somerville ; Deuse M. Van 
Vliet, Plainfield ; William K. Van Reypen, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

The President, Dr. Roosa, called the meeting to 
order at about half-past eight o'clock, and the Sec- 
retary read the minutes of the previous annual 
meeting, which were duly approved. 

The Treasurer's report had been printed in full 
in connection with the call for the annual meeting, 
and sent to all the members. In substance it was 
as follows : 

On hand at last report $7>5°9 03 

Received for dues, initiation fees, etc. . 4,145 00 

Sale of membership certificates ... 24 00 

Sale of Year Books and Collections . . 493 00 

Interest 202 00 

Subscriptions for Northwest Academy . 65 00 

$12,498 03 
Expenses Annual Meeting 

and Banquet $921 78 

Translating and transcribing 

Dutch Church records . 488 10 
Printing and mailing Year 

Books 650 16 

Artist for model of " William 

the Silent" 250 00 

Carried forward . . . $2,310 04 



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Brought forward . 
Rent, storages and insur 

ance 

Library account 

Tiffany & Co. for Society 

Banner 

Membership certificates . 
Secretary's expenses, print 

ing, postage and clerk 
Treasurer's expenses, print 

ing, postage and clerk . 
New Amsterdam Gazette 
Subscriptions to Northwest 

Academy 



$2,310 04 



*59 


66 


40 


39 


308 


00 


1 10 


50 



577 05 

234 37 
25 00 

65 00 



Balance on hand 



h3-*>3° 01 
8,668 02 $12,498 03 



The balance on hand consists of : 
One Tonawanda Town 

Bond, cost $1,106 60 

Four West Shore R. R. 

Bonds, cost 3,915 00 

Cash in Fourth National 

Bank 3,646 42 



5,668 02 



The report of the Committee on Finance was 
then read by Mr. Vrooman, setting forth that they 
had duly examined the Treasurer's account with 
the vouchers therefor, and found it correct. 

The Secretary then read his annual report as 
follows : 



74 
THE SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

To the Holland Society : 
Gentlemen : 

The membership of the Society has increased 
a little during the year. At the annual meeting 

last year we reported the membership at 840 

Members elected during the year . 29 

Members reinstated 4 

873 
Deceased during the year . . . 21 
Resigned 9 3° 

Present membership . . . 843 

The places of residence of our members will be 
seen from the following table : 

New England 13, New York City 269, Brook- 
lyn 85, Queens Co. 19, Westchester Co. 16, Orange 
Co. 13, Dutchess Co. 29, Ulster Co. 28, Columbia 
Co. 11, Greene Co. 9, Albany Co. 52, Rensselaer 
Co. 10, Schenectady Co. 14, Montgomery Co. 10, 
elsewhere in New York 48, Hudson Co., N. J., 28, 
Bergen Co., N. J., 11, Passaic Co., N. J., 10, Essex 
Co., N. J., 32, Monmouth Co., N. J., 19, Middle- 
sex Co., N. J., 10, Somerset Co., N. J., 8, else- 
where in New Jersey 17, Pennsylvania 20, else- 
where in United States 62. Total 843. 

The report of the Treasurer was printed and sent 
to all members with the call for the annual meet- 
ing. It showed that the funds have increased 
during the year nearly eleven hundred dollars, and 
now amount to $8,668.02, of which $5,021.60 have 
been invested in bonds, and $3,646.42 are in the 
Fourth National Bank. 



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We have taken a room for the Society's use in 
the new building of the New York Life Insurance 
Company at Broadway and Leonard Street, where 
the library will be accessible to our members from 
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The library is not very exten- 
sive, but in one respect at least it is unique and 
valuable. It contains manuscript copies of the 
early records of most of the ancient Dutch churches 
of New Netherland. These are quite frequently 
consulted, as they consist of marriage and baptismal 
registers, which are of the greatest importance in 
tracing genealogies. We hope in the course of the 
present year to complete the task of translating and 
transcribing the existing records of all the Dutch 
churches of the country which ante-date this century. 

Several years ago we published the first volumes 
of the collection of the Society, being the records 
of the churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh. 
These have proven to be of great value. 

The Trustees have now decided to publish the 
records of the church of New Paltz, Ulster County, 
which was organized in 1683 as a Huguenot church, 
but in which the Dutch element soon became so 
predominant that it called a Dutch Domine, and 
thereafter its records were kept in Dutch. These 
records have been translated and are now in the 
hands of the printer, and will be sold to subscribers 
at two dollars for the volume. 

The Year Book hitherto has been published in a 
limited edition and sold to those who chose to sub- 
scribe for it. It has been decided to print a suffi- 
cient number of the Year Book for 1896 to give one 
gratis to every member, and to sell extra copies at 
two dollars each to those desiring them. This pub- 
lication will give full accounts of the Society's pro- 



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ceedings, and thus bring to the attention of members 
in distant places, and others who may not attend 
the annual banquets and meetings, information that 
they have not hitherto enjoyed, and it is hoped it 
may tend to foster and increase interest in the 
Society. It will also contain a list of the early 
immigrants from Holland to New Netherland that 
will doubtless be of interest. 

At the annual meeting of the Society several 
years ago, the Secretary was instructed to preserve 
in a memorial album photographs of all deceased 
members. This instruction the Secretary has en- 
deavored to carry out, but in some cases he has not 
been able to procure photographs. He would sug- 
gest that it would be yet more interesting to obtain 
portraits of all our members while living, and would 
recommend that the Society request all our members 
to forward their photographs to the Secretary that 
they may be preserved among our archives. The 
value of such collections would be invaluable to 
those who come after us. 

At the last meeting of the Trustees a proposition 
was discussed of having a stated day for holding our 
annual banquet, and a committee was appointed to 
report at this meeting what day would be most ap- 
propriate for the purpose. That committee con- 
sists of Messrs. Van Norden, Van Dyke, and 
Augustus Van Wyck, and we shall doubtless hear 
from them this evening. 

At the same meeting of the Trustees there was 
read the following communication : 

Amsterdam, 27 Jan., 1S96. 

To The Holland Society of New York; 
Gentlemen : 

Being convinced of the interest you take in the 
wise and brave deeds of the bumriers of the South- 



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African Republic, descendants of the same race as 
yourself and our nation, we take the liberty to apply 
to you to draw your attention to the following 
facts : 

The " Nederlandsch-Zuid-Afrikaansche Vereeni- 
ging " (Dutch South-African Society), founded 
1 88 1, with the aim of strengthening the ties which 
unite our nation and the Dutch South Africans, 
thought fit, after the treacherous attack of the 
Chartered Company's forces became known, to take 
the following two steps. 

In the first place the Union addressed itself to 
the people of England, calling upon them to pro- 
test against Dr. Jameson's unjustifiable act and re- 
questing them to hold right and justice upright in 
South Africa. Of this document, which was pub- 
lished in four languages, you will please to find 
enclosed a copy. 

Secondly, the Society published a circular in 
which the Dutch nation is invited to contribute 
towards the foundation of a fund in memorial of 
the events in January, 1896, and with a view of 
assisting the Republic by everything we are able to 
do here to the maintenance of its independence in 
the struggle against foreign elements. Of this 
circular we have the honor to send you also a few 
copies. 

If your Society or any of its members, reminded 
of our common descent, might feel disposed to send 
us a contribution for the aforesaid fund, it needs 
hardly be said that this would be gratefully ac- 
cepted. 

I have the honor to be, 

Yours very truly, 

C. B. Spruyt, 
Secretary of the 
Dutch South-African Society. 

The circular referred to, which was printed in 
English, Dutch, German, and French, reads as 
follows : 



7§ 

TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND. 

The unexpected news of the armed invasion of 
the South-African Republic, as fixed by treaty, by 
the agent of the Chartered Company of South 
Africa, has filled our countrymen with the utmost 
indignation. 

The rapid course of events and the decisive sup- 
pression of this assault have caused a sense of relief 
which unites all right-minded people, whatever be 
their nationality, in Europe and Africa in a general 
feeling of satisfaction. 

For whatever may be the opinion entertained of 
the motives and the aim of this audacious free- 
booter, the means he employed deserve the strong- 
est censure on the grounds of right, integrity, and 
politics. The invasion is a direct violation of the 
convention of 2j February, 1884, the 2 nd article of 
which not only strictly prohibits every breach of 
the accurately defined boundary, but appoints 
special commissioners on either side to guard 
against every violation. It is an insult to the good 
faith shown years ago by President KRUGER 
at the risk of losing his popularity, when he 
restrained his fellow-countrymen from crossing the 
Limpopo and penetrating into the territory outside 
the Republic. And finally it will estrange a great 
part of the population of South Africa from the 
British Government, and fan into a flame the 
smouldering embers of national antagonism. 

Therefore we are filled with sorrow at the action 
taken by some leading English newspapers in pub- 
lishing articles wherein the unjustifiable act of the 
Chartered Company's agent is condoned, nay even 
defended, and regrets are expressed at its failure. 
Such language can only arise from misrepresenta- 
tion, intentional or otherwise. 

Are the people of England not aware that the 
South-African Republic is a state founded by men 
of European extraction, and built up with tears and 
blood under enormous difficulties by a brave race 
living immediately before the present generation ? 



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— Are they not aware that the independence of this 
state has been repeatedly and solemnly acknowl- 
edged, viz. : in 1854, 1881, and 1884 by the British 
Government and its plenipotentiaries ? — Are they 
not aware that this state has always and under all 
circumstances fulfilled its obligations, as stipulated 
by treaty, with the utmost exactitude ; and in every 
case has shown its earnest desire to meet the wishes 
and complaints of the Authorities in the neighbor- 
ing British colonies — in many cases generously dis- 
regarding its own private grievances? 

Is it right, therefore, to watch the natural devel- 
opment of this state with a jealous eye ; to thwart 
it on every occasion ; and to seize, or at least to 
encourage every lawful and unlawful means of rob- 
bing this people of its dearly bought and solemnly 
pledged independence ? 

We, the undersigned, all Netherlanders sprung 
from the same stock as yonder Africanders, and 
equally proud of our hard-won freedom, make an 
appeal to your own deep national feeling which 
cannot but lead you to allow weaker nations the 
same rights, and to treat them with as much respect 
as you claim for yourselves at the hands of your 
opponents. We earnestly entreat you in the name 
of right and duty to respect the complete autonomy 
of other nations ; and not to brook any violation, 
either direct or indirect, by official or private indi- 
viduals, whether for material or political interests, 
of the independence of a Republican Government 
which has given proof of its power and determina- 
tion to manage its private affairs and to satisfy all 
reasonable demands. 

Nothing but a firm maintenance of the principles 
of right and moral justice can restore the wavering 
confidence in British good faith and assure the 
gradual development of the South-African com- 
munities. 

The Netherlands Soiith- African 
Society of Amsterdam. 
J. W. Gunning, President. 
C. B. Spruyt, Secretary. 



The other circular is a more lengthy one in Dutch 
addressed " To our Compatriots." It sets forth the 
indignation with which the news of Jameson's in- 
vasion has been received in the Netherlands and 
the desire of the Dutch South-African Society to 
express in some way their sympathy for the Trans- 
vaal. In somewhat of the spirit of the people of 
Leyden in founding a university as a memorial of 
their victory over the Spaniards, they state that 
they " propose to erect a lasting monument to those 
never-to-be-forgotten days in a manner which will 
enable us to perform our tasks with better results 
than ever before. We intend^ to institute a fund 
which, under the name of Language Fund for the 
preservation and extension of the Dutch as the 
popular language in the Boer Republics of South 
Africa, will enable us to wage more successfully the 
battle which in coming years has to be fought by 
the national language and the national character- 
istics of the Boers against British influence." They 
have therefore appointed a committee of influential 
men in the Netherlands to solicit subscriptions for 
this " Language Fund," and have already met with 
encouraging success. 

The Trustees expressed their hearty endorse- 
ment of the sentiments of the circular addressed 
to the people of England, and instructed the Secre- 
tary to lay the substance of these communications 
before the Society at the annual meeting. 

From the hearty applause with which the Society 
received, at our last banquet, Professor Van Am- 
ringe's eloquent plea for the establishment of a 
Holland Society Professorship of the Dutch Lan- 
guage and Literature in Columbia, it would appear 
that some of you are so enamored of your mother 



8i 

tongue that you will hail with delight the opportu- 
nity of contributing to this " Language Fund." 

Twenty of our members have died during the 
year. The obituary sketches which follow have 
been derived from newspaper accounts which have 
fallen under the eye of the Secretary, or, when they 
could be procured, from minutes prepared by friends 
of the deceased. The Secretary has endeavored in 
all cases to procure such more extended notices, 
but has been frequently unsuccessful. 

Mr. Warner Van Norden, as Chairman of the 
Committee on Nominations : Before reading the 
report of the committee, I think it fair to ourselves 
to explain one change that we have made in our 
officers. Mr. Van Schaick, our Treasurer, has 
served the Society for many years faithfully and 
well, not only in the position to which he was 
elected as one of the executive officers, but also as 
a Trustee, serving on different committees, and 
especially the Dinner Committee, which you all 
know involves very arduous services and requires a 
great deal of time and thought. He has been very 
faithful to us in all these positions, and I feel that 
in making this report I ought to read a letter which 
I have received from him, which will explain the 
reason why we have made a change in the execu- 
tive officers. The letter is from our Treasurer, 
Mr. Eugene Van Schaick : 

New York, March 26, 1896. 

My Dear Mr. Van Norden : I address you as 
Chairman of the Nominating Committee of The 
Holland Society of New York. I have now been 



Treasurer for six consecutive years and feel as if 
the honors of the Society should be distributed 
among its active members, and, in addition, I am 
about to form new professional connections which 
will leave me still less time to attend to outside 
matters than I have had in the past. I would 
therefore prefer that my name be not presented by 
your committee. 

I desire to thank you personally and our fellow 
Trustees for the many courteous expressions of 
kindness and sympathy which I have received at 
your hands, and assure you that they are appreci- 
ated with much gratitude. 

Yours very faithfully, 

Eugene Van Schaick. 



The committee had renominated Dr. Van Vleck 
as Vice-President for Columbia County. Dr. Van 
Vleck was present and expressed the desire that 
Dr. John C. DuBois should be substituted in his 
place. The committee accepted this suggestion 
and their report was read as follows : 

The undersigned Committee, duly appointed by 
the Board of Trustees, herewith present the follow- 
ing list of candidates for election as officers of the 
Society for the ensuing year ; election to be held 
at the annual meeting Monday, April 6, 1896 : 

Warner Van Norden, 
Robert A. Van Wyck, 
William L. Brower, 
John W. Vrooman, 
F. T. Van Beuren, 

Committee on Nominations. 



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For President, 

CHARLES H. TRUAX. 

Vice-Presidents, 

New York Samuel D. Coykendall. 

Kings County Delavan Bloodgood. 

Queens County Henry A. Bogert. 

Westchester County ..... John R. Hegeman. 

Orange County Selah R. Van Duzer. 

Dutchess County Edward Elsworth. 

Ulster County Augustus H. Bruyn. 

Columbia County John C. DuBois. 

Albany County Albert Van der Veer. 

Rensselaer County Charles R. De Freest. 

Schenectady County Thomas L. Barhydt. 

Montgomery County Martin Van Buren. 

Hudson County, N.J Isaac Paulis Van der Beek. 

Bergen County, N. J Andrew D. Bogert. 

Passaic County, N. J. .... John Hopper. 

Essex County, N. J. Anson A. Voorhees. 

Monmouth County, N. J- ' . . . . William H. Vredenburgh. 

Middlesex County, N. jF. . . . William R. Duryee. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Edward S. Bogert. 

Secretary, 
Theodore M. Banta. 

Treasurer, 
Tunis G. Bergen. 

Trustees, 

James William Beekman, D. B. St. John Roosa, 

Tunis G. Bergen, John H. Starin, 

James B. Van Woert. 

The President : It is in order to appoint tellers 
for the election, and the Chair will appoint as 



tellers Messrs. G. S. Van Pelt, L. B. Van Gaas- 
beek, and John R. Van Buskirk. They will kindly 
distribute the ballots, and receive them, and an- 
nounce the results. 

Judge Robert A. Van Wyck : Mr. President, 
as there appears to be but one list of candidates in 
the field, I move that the Secretary be authorized 
to cast one ballot for the ticket nominated. 

The motion was seconded and carried without 
dissent. 

The Secretary cast one ballot, and the Tellers 
reported the unanimous election of the ticket nomi- 
nated, and the gentlemen named were declared by 
the President to be duly elected. 

The President: The Chair would ask if Judge 
Truax is in the room. 

Judge Charles H. Truax, the President-elect, was 
escorted to the platform, and Dr. Roosa spoke as 
follows : 

President Truax and Members of the Holland 
Society : 

As I was debarred by an unfortunate illness last 
April from making my acknowledgments for the 
honor which you then did me, it is possible that 
you will bear with me for a few moments with a 
few remarks on one or two subjects which are to be 
brought up this evening, before I pass over the 
emblems of authority to the distinguished gentle- 
man who has been honored by you with election as 
President of The Holland Society of New York. 

By your favor, members of the Holland Society, 
I have held this position during the past year. It 
has been a gratification to me in exceeding meas- 
ure. In laying down my official position there are 



85 

two subjects which I venture to present to you for 
your consideration, in advance of what may be said 
by the committees who will offer resolutions on 
these subjects. 

In the first place, in regard to the report of the 
Committee on Statue. You will see by the report 
that in the last two years we have made some pro- 
gress ; we have at least ascertained the possibilities 
of the situation. It has seemed to the committee 
that we ought, in erecting a statue in commemora- 
tion of our ancestors who discovered the island of 
Manhattan and the Hudson River, also to com- 
memorate the men who were their progenitors, 
who made that discovery possible, and who, by 
their wise forethought made this commonwealth 
what it has come to be. It has always seemed to 
me that there was something very fitting in that 
historical event which brought it about that an 
Englishman should command the Dutch ship which 
first passed by Staten Island and Manhattan Island 
and went up to Fort Orange, for the Hollander of 
that time was an exceedingly liberal man, as I be- 
lieve he is to-day. The city of New Amsterdam, 
like the city of New York, was a city of large and 
catholic ideas. The people of every race, the 
Scotch, the Irish, the English, the Swede, the 
French, were welcome here. At the New Eng- 
lander the Hollander looked a little askance, but 
to all the other nationalities that made up this city 
or fort of New Amsterdam, this Colony of New 
Netherland, he gave full welcome. Yet the Dutch 
influence and spirit prevailed, for at that time the 
Dutch were one of the powerful nations of the 
earth, contesting the supremacy of the seas with 
Great Britain, and I contend that the power of 



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Holland, though it has changed, has not departed. 
New York carries out the characteristics of the 
original New Amsterdam. There is no city on the 
civilized earth where the nations are so fitly repre- 
sented as in this great metropolis. Our sister so- 
ciety, which is meeting to-night — and how sorry we 
are that we cannot be in two places at once — the 
St. Nicholas Society, is an exhibition of how the 
Dutch influence is pervading the English, the 
French, and the other elements which have made 
New York, and will continue to make it, famous 
and illustrious above all other cities. It seems to 
me that this commemoration ought to be not only 
to these ancestors of ours, who came to these 
shores, but also to those who, as I have said, made 
this city possible. We have come to the conclu- 
sion that there is no character in history that so 
fitly represents not only Holland but the influence 
of the Dutch throughout the world, as that great 
soldier, that man far beyond his time, that man 
whose influence is felt to this moment, especially in 
our own country and in Great Britain, that man 
who made it possible for the English captain to 
bring the Dutch flag to the Hudson River and 
found the- city of New Amsterdam, now New 
York, — William the Silent. (Applause.) Let us 
place that statue where it can look out on that 
noble river ; let us commemorate that great char- 
acter, and in commemorating him we commemorate 
the character of our ancestors, not only of the 
Dutch themselves, but of those that came with 
them and founded this great city, and who built far 
better than they knew. 

Just a word or two on another subject which we 
will probably discuss and act upon this evening. 



87 

That is, a word of sympathy to our brethren in the 
South African Republic. (Applause.) Remem- 
ber that their president is a Dutchman, Kruger ; 
that their general is a Huguenot, and can there be 
anything that can appeal more strongly to the 
Holland Society than the blood of the Huguenot 
and the Dutch, for in so many of us that same blood 
courses. Let us remember that these peace-loving, 
free people have endeavored to found a republic in 
the southern part of the great Dark Continent, 
where they can cherish republican institutions, 
where they can be unmolested by foreign invasion. 
And let us remember when they were invaded by 
a British freebooter, who had at least the sym- 
pathy of many of his nation behind him, that they 
resisted so successfully as to force him back, and 
then they magnanimously sent him to England for 
punishment by the courts of his own native land. 
What a travesty on civil judgment when this man 
comes into court surrounded by the aristocracy and 
the wealth of Great Britain, who, in their own minds 
at least, condone his crime ! We can send no politi- 
cal message to our friends in South Africa ; but 
blood is thicker than water, and we can send them 
a message of our profound sympathy. Let us re- 
member the stories of the Dutch and the names of 
our ancestors that we learned in our childhood and 
the principles of freedom which they taught us. 
Remember the influence of the Dutch and Hu- 
guenot in this country, always on the side of right 
and justice. Should we not, then, send a word of 
sympathy to those men ? (Applause.) What are 
they trying to do there ? They are endeavoring to 
establish in South Africa a confederation of free 
and independent states. They do not wish to be 



the servants of the Germans, nor of the English, 
nor even of their own Dutch. They wish to found 
there that which has been so successfully founded 
on this side of the world ; and it is possible that the< 
sympathy even of 840 members of the Holland So- 
ciety in the city of New York, in the year 1896, 
may be of service in cementing the everlasting 
union of those republican spirits in the Orange 
Free State and in the Transvaal. I bespeak for 
that resolution your hearty support. (Applause.) 

And now it becomes my very great pleasure to 
inaugurate my successor in office, and to present to 
him the gavel, a gift to us from the Dutch Consul 
in this city, which is made of the wood from the 
threshold of the church at Delfshaven from which 
those Yankees, whom we educated, set out when 
they sailed in the Mayflower. (Applause.) 

Dr. Roosa, as the retiring President, then handed 
over to Judge Truax, the newly elected President, 
the golden insignia of office and the gavel. 

President Truax : My dear friends, I thank 
you cordially for the great honor you have con- 
ferred upon me, and so grateful am I for your 
kindness that I shall refrain from making any long 
speech. I thank you because I think by electing 
me as your President you have shown the same 
liberality that your forefathers manifested toward 
the foreigners who came to this country two hundred 
and fifty years ago. I am not a Dutchman, I am not 
the descendant of a Dutchman on the male side ; 
but I do think there is as much good Dutch blood 
in my veins as there is in the veins of any other man 
here to-night. I am a descendant of a Walloon. 
My predecessor in office was of French descent. 
You see, everybody that came to the Dutch was 



taken in and made one of them. He is one of us, 
and we love him. I hope that I, the descendant of 
a Walloon, am one of you. (Applause.) 

Gentlemen, in reading the report of the Treasurer 
that was sent out to all the members we found that 
the Society for the last year had been successful. 
It was successful because its membership had in- 
creased ; it was also successful because its assets 
had increased. But the Society was not successful 
and its assets did not increase and its membership 
did not increase simply because it represented 
Dutchmen. We have a number of other societies 
in this city — societies representing our English 
friends, societies representing different States and 
different sections of the country. But I believe 
this Society is successful, not because it represents 
any one people, not because it represents any sec- 
tion of the country, not because it represents any 
nationality or the descendants of any nation, but 
first of all because it is an American society. 
(Applause.) The Dutch love their country. It 
may be that they were in Holland fighting against 
the might of the greatest nation then existing ; it 
may be that they are in South Africa fighting 
against the power of the greatest nation now 
existing ; or it may be that they are here on our 
own shores, — wherever they were and wherever 
they are, they were and are loyal citizens. (Ap- 
plause.) They knew what their duty to the land 
in which they lived was, and they maintained it. 
That is the reason, gentlemen, and it is because of 
that spirit, that this is a successful Society, finan- 
cially and otherwise ; and as long as that spirit 
controls us, so long will we be successful, but if we 
limit ourselves and make ourselves simply the rep- 



9° 

resentatives of the nation from which we came, 
— that is, if we consider ourselves as Dutchmen 
first and afterwards Americans, I do not believe 
that we will be successful. But what is the use of 
my talking to you, you cannot do it ; you will 
always be Americans, and then you will have 
running through your blood a little touch perhaps, 
but a lasting touch, of sentiment towards those men 
from whom you sprang. 

Gentlemen, I should not detain you. I know that 
a Dutchman likes to listen to a speech, but there is 
something else that he likes better than a speech, 
and I will not keep you from it. 

What is the further pleasure of the meeting ? 

Mr. Van Norden : Mr. President, I have a 
resolution to present. 

Resolved, That the Society desires to express its 
appreciation of the able manner in which the retiring 
President, Dr. D. B.St. John Roosa, has discharged 
the duties of his office. In the community in which 
he holds so high a position, as well as among our 
members, 'he has maintained the dignity of his 
position ; he has presided with grace and courtesy 
over all our meetings, and by his wit and elo- 
quence he made the annual dinner an enthusiastic 
success and he retires from his high office with 
the esteem and affection of every member of the 
Society. 

The motion was seconded, and the resolution 
was adopted with enthusiastic unanimity. 

The President : The Committee on Statue is 
now to report, I believe. 

Judge George M. Van Hoesen : Your com- 
mittee, which consists of Dr. Roosa, Mr. DeWitt, 
and myself, was appointed in the summer of 1894. 



9 1 

Just before Dr. Roosa went to Europe we held a 
meeting at which we determined that instead of in- 
viting plans from the sculptors of the country at 
large we should be more likely to obtain a design 
that would be worthy of the Society if we confined 
ourselves to several of the leaders in the profession. 
We therefore selected four of the most eminent 
artists of the country and invited them to present 
designs, offering to pay two hundred and fifty 
dollars to each for his work. We wrote these 
gentlemen that we desired either an equestrian 
statue of William the Silent, or a column sur- 
mounted by his statue, and that the expense 
should not exceed thirty thousand dollars. 

Two of the gentlemen selected declined to enter 
into any competition, the others sent designs. One 
of these designs consisted of a column and a por- 
trait statue at a cost estimated at not over thirty 
thousand dollars. The other design was equestrian, 
but the cost of it would far exceed the amount we 
had stated. 

I have in my pocket the publication of the general 
government respecting the statue to be erected 
to General Sherman in Washington. The govern- 
ment, with the co-operation of a number of citizens, 
has in its hands the sum of ninety thousand dol- 
lars which it proposes to expend in the erection 
of this statue. We have become satisfied that any 
statue which the Holland Society ought to present 
to the city of New York and ask a place for in any 
of the great avenues or public squares of the city 
will necessarily cost a sum considerably in excess of 
the figure we originally named. The day has gone 
by, as we all know, when any commonplace work 
can be admitted to any public place in the city of 



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New York (Applause), and if the Holland Society 
presents anything, the committee feel that it is its 
duty to present something worthy of the Society 
and which will elicit the commendation of the artists 
and the cultivated people of New York. The. 
committee have deemed it their duty to lay the 
matter before you, therefore, and to take your 
opinion as to the course to be pursued. The ques- 
tion to be submitted to the Society — not to be de- 
cided to-night, because there is only a comparatively 
small number here now — is, whether the Society 
is prepared to pledge itself to raise the money that 
will be required, say, fifty thousand dollars, for the 
purpose of erecting a statue to William the Silent. 
We have got to depend very largely upon the city 
of New York. To-day some of us have received 
invitations to be present at a banquet to be given 
April 1 6th by The Holland Society of the city of 
Chicago, on the occasion of the birthday of 
William the Silent. This is a Holland Society 
in Chicago, just organized, apparently as fully 
equipped as our own, though not so large. There 
is a Netherland Society in the city of Philadelphia, 
which is in an extremely flourishing condition. 
Both of these societies, although they have had no 
connection with us hitherto, are undoubtedly the 
growth and offspring of The Holland Society of 
New York. I mentioned these societies to show 
that, if we are to build the statue we shall have to 
depend largely upon ourselves to do it — not ex- 
clusively on the members of this Society, because 
there are many who have not yet joined us, and 
there are many others who are in sympathy with 
us, and to whom we may reasonably look for 
contributions. 



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With a view of obtaining the sense of the 
Society on this question I have prepared a resolu- 
tion which I will read : 

Resolved, That a statue to the memory of William 
the Silent be erected by the Holland Society in some . 
public place in the city of New York, at a cost of 
fifty thousand dollars, and that the selection of the 
design and the necessary arrangements for doing 
the work be made by a committee of five to be ap- 
pointed by the President. 

Resolved, That the members of the Society pledge 
themselves to raise the amount required, say, fifty 
thousand dollars, before the day of our annual 
meeting in April, 1898. 

These resolutions led to a very interesting dis- 
cussion which was participated in by Messrs. War- 
ner Van Norden, Charles R. De Freest, Dr. 
Roosa, A. L. Smidt, and Frank Hasbrouck, and 
were finally adopted by a large majority. 

The committee called for by the resolution was 
appointed by the President and consists of the 
following named gentlemen : 

George M. Van Hoesen. 
Henry R. Beekman. 
Henry Van Dyke. 
D. B. St. John Roosa. 
Samuel D. Coykendall. 

The President : The next business to be 
brought before us will be a report from a com- 
mittee, appointed by the Trustees, on a stated day 
for the annual dinner, of which Mr. Van Norden 
is chairman. 

Mr. Van Norden: Nearly all societies that 
commemorate an ancestry or a nationality have 



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chosen a day identified with the sentiment for 
which the society exists ; as, for instance, the New 
England Society celebrates the 21st of December, 
when the Pilgrims landed, the Southern Society 
celebrates Washington's Birthday, and the- Friend- 
ly Sons of St. Patrick the birthday of that eminent 
saint. It has been suggested that we should have 
a day to commemorate, and not choose any day 
that might happen to be convenient. Of course, 
the time of year is very important. We have had 
our dinner generally in January. I have always 
considered November the choicest month, because 
then people have returned from abroad and from 
the country and their appetites are keener and 
they enjoy a dinner more. Perhaps the finest ban- 
quet of the year is that of the Chamber of Com- 
merce which is held about the 15th of November. 
The day suggested by the Rev. Dr. Griffis was the 
23d of January, for on that day in 1579 was 
formed the Union of Utrecht. That would come 
about the time that we usually have our dinner. 
There is another event that comes earlier in the 
season, an equally notable one, which occurred 
on the 8th of November, which is a very desirable 
date, and that was the Pacification of Ghent. 
Dr. Van Dyke objected that neither of these 
events are picturesque. But the committee after 
diligently reading Dutch history, at least as far 
as the assassination of William of Orange, have 
found that those are the only events that come at 
the right time of the year for the dinner. As to 
the date of the annual meeting, there are several 
events which I think it would be interesting to 
commemorate. One is the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, in July, which of course comes too late. 



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The capture of Brill is very interesting and pictu- 
resque, but that comes on the first day of April, 
and Dr. Van Dyke thinks we could not use that on 
account of certain associations. Then there is the 
birthday of William, Prince of Orange, which occurs 
on the 1 6th of April. The committee will simply 
report progress to-night, and let the members think 
about it between now and the next annual meeting, 
and they hope at that time to be prepared to sug- 
gest something definite. 

The President: Miscellaneous business is next 
in order. 

The Secretary stated that he had received a letter 
from Rev. Dr. J. Howard Suydam of Rhinebeck, 
N. Y., who was prevented by illness from attend- 
ance, enclosing a series of resolutions of sympathy 
with our Dutch kinsmen in South Africa. It was 
suggested by Mr. R. B. Roosevelt and Judge Van 
Hoesen that the language of the resolutions should 
be somewhat altered, and they, together with the 
Secretary were appointed a committee to draft 
the resolutions presented by Dr. Suydam without 
altering the spirit, and to transmit them to Presi- 
dent Kruger, properly signed by the officers of the 
Society. As thus redrafted by Messrs. Van 
Hoesen and Roosevelt, the resolutions read as 
follows : 

Resolved, That the members of The Holland 
Society of New York learned with astonishment 
and indignation of the invasion of the territory of 
the South African Republic by British freebooters 
under the leadership of a man in the service of the 
Chartered Company. They denounce that invasion 
as an atrocious outrage upon an inoffensive people, 
and all who either openly or secretly took part in 



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it as guilty of an act of land-piracy deserving the 
severest punishment known to the law. 

Resolved, That the members of the Holland 
Society congratulate the government and the 
people of the South African Republic upon' their 
victory at Krugersdorp, and, with hearts full of 
fraternal sympathy, they express the hope that in 
any conflict that may occur hereafter, either with 
hired ruffians in the employ of the Chartered Com- 
pany, or with British troops sent to destroy the 
independence of their nation, the citizen soldiers 
of the Republic will repeat the lesson they taught 
at Majuba Hill. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions, duly 
attested, be sent to President Paul Kruger and to 
General Joubert. 

The resolutions, in duplicate, were sent to Presi- 
dent Kruger and General Joubert, accompanied by 
the following letter : 

" New York, April 18, 1896. 

"The Holland Society of New York is composed 
of descendants of Dutchmen, and those of other 
nationalities who had found a home in Holland, 
and who settled in New Netherland prior to the 
year 1675. It includes in its membership some of 
the most eminent citizens of the United States of 
America. 

" At its annual meeting, held in New York, April 
6, 1896, its President, Hon. Charles H. Truax, one 
of the Justices of the Supreme Court, in the chair, 
the following resolutions were adopted, ordered to 
be engrossed, signed by the Secretary, and trans- 
mitted to His Excellency, Paul Kruger, President 
of the South African Republic, and to General 
Joubert, Commander of the Army, whose visit to 
our city in 1890 is remembered with deep interest 



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by our members who had the pleasure of greeting 
him on that occasion." 

The Secretary further stated that he had received 
a letter from our fellow-member in Plattsburg, N. Y., 
Mr. Clarkson C. Schuyler, suggesting that the 
Society should adopt a suitable button to be worn 
by the members. 

On motion of Mr. Vrooman, the matter was 
referred to the Secretary, to report upon at the 
next annual meeting. 

The Secretary called attention to the fact that 
The Holland Society of Chicago had been organ- 
ized, and that they had sent invitations to our 
officers and others to attend the first annual ban- 
quet, on the evening of Thursday, April 16th, the 
anniversary of the birth of William of Orange. 

On motion of Mr. Frank Hasbrouck, the Secre- 
tary was directed to send the greetings of The 
Holland Society of New York to The Holland 
Society of Chicago on the occasion of their 
banquet. 

Mr. Henry A. Bogert, our Vice-President for 
Queens County, then addressed the Society as 
follows : 

Although I had been a member of this honorable 
Society for some time previous, I did not succeed 
in materializing until our annual meeting of the 
year before last ; at which the Society discussed 
the subject of the annual dinner so thoroughly that 
I learned more about the various ways of looking 
at the question of drinks, than I had ever acquired 
by my attendance at the dry legal bar. For there 
the only thing I learned on this interesting subject 
was, that if jurors, while deliberating, go out to get 



a drink, without taking the Court along, their ver- 
dict may be set aside. At that annual meeting 
my Dutch brethren appeared to be divided into 
three classes : ist, those who had conscientious 
scruples about paying for their own drinks ; 2d, 
those who had still stronger conscientious scruples 
about paying for other members' drinks ; 3d, those' 
who had conscientious scruples as to allowing any 
member to drink anything stronger than ice-water. 
I was also puzzled to discover a reason for this So- 
ciety allowing the appointment of a Vice-President 
for Queens County, until I recalled the well-known 
case of the most celebrated special pleader of 
Hebrew antiquity (I refer, of course, to Abraham), 
who, before the highest of all tribunals, forcibly and 
successfully urged on the Court that a certain evil 
asphalt and petroleum producing district should be 
spared if it contained ten righteous men. Then I 
perceived why this Society has granted the privi- 
lege of being represented by a Vice-President to any 
county that can furnish ten resident and respectable 
Dutchmen. 

An incident in the early history of our county 
and the town of Flushing (so prolific in Quak- 
ers), appears to me to be well worthy of our re- 
membrance. The records show that August 24, 
1662, " information was lodged by the magistrates 
of Flushing, Long Island, against John Bowne for 
holding meetings every Sunday of that abominable 
sect, called Quakers, of which the majority of the 
inhabitants are followers," whereupon John Bowne 
and others were fined, for " lodging Quakers and 
assisting at their meetings." December 14, 1662, 
a resolution was passed under direction of Governor 
Stuyvesant, to banish Bowne for obstinately refus- 



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ing to pay the fine, and on January 8, 1663, an 
order was issued for the " immediate transportation 
to Holland of John Bowne, a Quaker, unless he 
pay the fine imposed upon him." Accordingly he 
was sent to Holland, and the Dutch authorities 
there duly considered his case, and released him, 
the Directors and Council of Amsterdam sending 
him back to New Amsterdam, with the following 
letter to Governor Stuyvesant. (See Brodhead's 
History of the State of New York, vol. i., p. 707.) 

"Amsterdam, April 16, 1663. 

" Sir : We perceive from your last letter that you 
had exiled and transported hither a certain Quaker, 
named John Bowne. 

" Although it is our cordial desire that similar 
and other sectarians may not be found among you, 
yet as the contrary seems to be the fact, we doubt 
very much whether vigorous proceedings against 
them ought not to be discontinued ; unless, indeed, 
you intend to check and destroy your population, 
which, in the youth of your existence, ought rather 
to be encouraged by all possible means. Where- 
fore, it is our opinion that some connivance is use- 
ful, and that at least the consciences of men ought 
to remain free and unshackled. Let every one 
remain free as long as he is modest, moderate, his 
political conduct irreproachable, and as long as he 
does not offend others or oppose the government. 
This maxim of moderation has always been the 
guide of our magistrates in this city ; and the con- 
sequence has been that people have flocked from 
every land to this asylum. Tread thus in their 
steps, and we doubt not you will be blessed." 

Thus by the sharp collision of these two flinty 
characters, the tough old Governor and the equally 
tough old Quaker, a bright light was thrown on 
the character of our mother country for religious 



toleration. And here I ought to stop ; for our 
Long Island Dutchmen are a people who say little 
about matters on which they feel deeply. Whether 
their great reticence is derived by descent from 
William the Silent, or from frequent communings 
with that most close-mouthed of all Long Island 
creatures, the Little Neck clam, I cannot say/ 
But I cite two samples of it, derived from personal 
observation. One is that of a worthy Long 
Islander, blessed with a family of rapidly growing 
boys and girls ; who noticed with much anxiety 
that the latter were increasing in plumpness and 
breadth beyond the utmost limits of typical Ameri- 
can beauty. But his feelings found expression 
simply in teaching his girls to sing Dr. Watts's 
hymn for infant minds — " Lord, How my Child- 
hood Runs to Waste [Waist] ! " The other case 
was that of a lady of the name of Peck, who, when 
twitted by her friend with the unwelcome fact that 
her children were all girls, merely replied : " My 
motto has always been — Measures not men." 

There being no further business the meeting 
adjourned. 

After the adjournment a very excellent collation 
was served by Sherry, during which a very pleasant 
social time was enjoyed by the members. The 
Secretary has received a letter from one of our 
newer members, an officer in the United States 
Army, from which he takes the liberty of quoting 
a sentence or two : 

" I enjoyed myself very much at the last meeting. 
I liked the lack of stiffness and formality in the 
intercourse of members with each other. In some 
of the other societies it is apparently necessary, in 
order that members may speak to each other, that 
they shall have been previously introduced." 



IN MEMORIAM. 

Charles H. Van Benthuysen, senior member 
of the firm of Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons, 
printers, of Albany, N. Y., died suddenly April 16, 
1895. He was a grandson of Obadiah Van Ben- 
thuysen, who in 1807 opened a printing-office in 
Court Street, Albany. Obadiah was a son of 
Paulus Van Benthuysen, who went to Albany from 
the town of Benthuysen prior to 1766. 

Charles H. Van Benthuysen was the oldest of 
four sons and was born in Albany June 1, 1842. 
He was educated at a private academy in Lee, 
Massachusetts, and at the Sing Sing academy. 
During his summer vacations, beginning at his 
fifteenth year, he entered his father's office. For 
fifteen years he managed his father's paper mills at 
Cohoes and Castleton, and at the death of the 
latter in 1881 assumed charge of the large printing 
and binding establishment on Broadway. Mr. Van 
Benthuysen was married to Miss Boyd, daughter 
of the late Dr. James P. Boyd, September 5, 1865. 
His wife and three children, Chas. F., Boyd, and 
Miss Marion survive. Mr. Van Benthuysen was 
a trustee of the Albany Medical College and a 
communicant in the Madison Avenue Reformed 
Church. He was a man of superior intelligence, 
and especially skilful in the construction of ma- 
chinery. He was energetic in business and of the 
strictest integrity, and was deservedly esteemed by 
all who knew him. 



James du Mond Van Hoevenberg, at one time 
Vice-President of the Holland Society for Rich- 



mond County, died at his home on Staten Island 
May 9, 1895. He was born at Kingston, N. Y., in 
1857, was admitted to the Bar in 1879, and rapidly 
rose to prominence in his profession. He was 
formerly a partner of the late Theodore C. Ver- 
milye, who was also a member of the Holland 
Society, and at the time of his death Mr. Van 
Hoevenberg was senior member of the law firm of 
Van Hoevenberg & Holt, of New York City. 
Many old and honorable names are found in his 
long line of Dutch ancestry. On the Heermance 
side, he was a direct descendant from Dr. Hans 
Kiersted, who married (June 29, 1642) Sarah 
Roelofse, daughter of Anneke Jans, from whom 
came the millions now possessed by the Trinity 
Church Corporation of New York City. There 
were also among his ancestors the Schuylers 
and Rutgers of Albany, the du Monds and Van 
Wagenens of Ulster County, the Vosburghs, Hoge- 
booms, and Radcliffes of Dutchess and Columbia, 
and he was connected with the De Witts, Ten 
Broecks, Berghs, Knickerbockers, Mulfords, Van 
Benschotens, and other families equally known 
and honored. Although the significance of the 
name Van Hoevenberg is of, or from, the Farm 
Hill or Hill Farm, his ancestors were notably pro- 
fessional men, there being three generations of 
Van Hoevenbergs ministers of the Reformed 
Church in Holland and America from 1659 to 
1767. Mr. Van Hoevenberg's great-grandfather, 
Henry Van Hoevenberg, was a farmer and served 
in the Revolutionary War. His grandfather, 
Henry Van Hoevenberg, was a physician and a 
surgeon in the War of 181 2, and, at one time, 
Health Officer of the Port of New York. His 
father, James O. Van Hoevenberg, is a physician, 
and was a surgeon in the late Civil War. 

Although Mr. Van Hoevenberg died at the early 
age of thirty-seven, he had already left the impress 
of his character and abilities upon the community 
in which he lived. The Rev. Dr. Eccleston, rector 



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of the church which he attended, in his funeral dis- 
course, after quoting the lines : 

" The evil that men do, lives after them ; 
The good is oft interred with their bones," 

said, " We do not propose that either the good that 
our brother has done, or the memory of it, shall be 
interred with the bones," and then followed with a 
beautiful and touching tribute to his genial charac- 
ter as a man, his ability, courage, and fidelity as a 
citizen, and the crowning success of his efforts in 
behalf of better political conditions. 

A meeting of the Richmond County bar was 
held to take action upon the death of Mr. Van ■ 
Hoevenberg, and resolutions passed, expressing 
" appreciation of his character, labors, and example, 
of his sterling and endearing qualities as a man and 
friend, his courage and disinterestedness as a public- 
spirited citizen, his probity, industry, and attain- 
ments as a practitioner." Among the many ex- 
pressions of deep feeling given utterance to on that 
occasion by different members of the bar, Mr. 
Davenport spoke in part as follows : 

" It is a satisfaction, though a sad one, to have the privilege 
of offering one's tribute, of bringing, so to speak, one of the bay 
leaves which make up the crown of honor to which the image 
of our departed brother, in our hearts, is justly entitled. . . . 
He was strong without being ungentle ; he was gentle without 
being weak. His wit was always kindly, and his kindliness 
was always just. . . . While he was not unripe, he had not 
reached the full fruition of his maturity, and there was abun- 
dance of promise of unfolding and expansion of his character, 
and a certain pleasure of hope and expectation that he would 
go on to the development of wisdom and strength which would 
show him to be a man in the community upon whom all might 
lean. He has indeed confirmed the promise of his youth and 
made it certain, but he had not yet realized it." 

Cornelius Stoutenburgh Cooper died at his 
residence at Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, N. 
J., May 12, 1895, at the age of seventy-five years 
five months and seventeen days. His funeral oc- 



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curred at the North Reformed (Dutch) Church at 
Schraalenburgh, and his remains were interred in 
the cemetery immediately in the rear of the church. 
He was born at New Milford, N. J., November 30, 
18 1 9, and learned the trade of chairmaking in his 
father's chair manufactory, and subsequently he 
removed to the city of New York, where he was 
engaged in carting merchandise for a period of 
seventeen years. After abandoning the branch of 
industry mentioned, he embarked in the coal trade 
with satisfactory results, and during the time that 
he was thus engaged, he was elected Councilman 
of the twenty-first district of the Ninth Ward. In 
the year 1857, he returned from the city of New 
York, and purchased a farm at Schraalenburgh, N. 
J., and engaged in agriculture at his new home. 

In 1870, he was one of the commissioners in the 
Road Board of Hackensack township, and in 1874, 
he was elected president of the Protective Associa- 
tion of Palisades and Harrington townships. In 
1875, he was chosen to the office of justice of the 
peace in the county of Bergen, and resigned in 
1877, and at the approaching election of that year, 
he was elected State Senator. While in the Legis- 
lature, he served as chairman of the Committee on 
Militia and Unfinished Business, and was also a 
member of the Committee on Claims and Pensions, 
and of the Joint Committee on Soldiers' Home and 
Commerce and Navigation. During the remaining 
years of his life, he occupied a seat in the Board of 
Chosen Freeholders for the county of Bergen, and 
was notably conspicuous as an advocate of all 
measures to secure public improvements. He was 
possessed of strong religious instincts, and was a 
member and a ruling elder in the church at 
Schraalenburgh. In 1839, he married Miss Lea, 
daughter of Jacob Quackenbush of Schraalenburgh, 
and of four children born to them, two have died. 

John Paul Paulison died at his home at Tena- 
fly, N. J., May 30, 1895, from heart failure, after 



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having been confined to the house about four 
weeks. Mr. Paulison was born at Hackensack, 
N. J., November 22, 1822, and began his business 
career as a clerk in a mercantile house at the age 
of twelve. In 1848 he entered the office of the 
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, New York, 
and in 1852 was elected secretary. In 1855 he ac- 
cepted the vice-presidency of the Astor Mutual In- 
surance Company, which he retained for one year. 
He then engaged in business on his own account 
as an average adjuster and insurance broker, and 
attained a leading position in that profession. In 
1867 he was called to the position of vice-president 
of the Sun Mutual Insurance Company, and in 
1869 was elected president of the company. At 
the same time he was vice-president of the New 
York Board of Marine Underwriters, and vice- 
president of the American Shipmasters' Associa- 
tion. He was a member of the New York Chamber 
of Commerce, the Association of Average Adjust- 
ers, the American Geographical Society, the St. 
Nicholas Society, and the Veteran Association of 
the Seventh Regiment. 

Mr. Paulison was a great lover of astronomy, 
and had quite a large library of rare books, many 
of which treated of his favorite study, and of me- 
chanical arts, in which he was greatly interested. 
He had erected on his grounds at Tenafly an astro- 
nomical observatory containing a powerful tele- 
scope. For some time before his last illness he 
was engaged in the construction of an equatorial 
for his telescope, which he had nearly completed. 
Several years ago he constructed an astronomical 
clock. He was a member of the Tenafly Library 
Society and had a keen interest in its welfare. 

In 1842 he married Margaret Ann Smith, a sis- 
ter of the late Daniel Drake Smith, of Englewood, 
N. J. She died in 1878. Two daughters and a 
sister survive him. 

His genealogy illustrates the changing surnames 
of the first Dutch settlers of the country! His first 



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ancestor in New Netherland was Paulus Pietersen 
(Paul the son of Peter). He had a son Marten, 
who was known as Marten Paulussen. The latter 
had a son Paulus, who was called Paulus Marten- 
sen — that is, Paulus son of Marten. The latter 
again had a son John, and he was known as John 
Paulisen, and thereafter the family name remained 
Paulison. It is worthy of note, however, that some 
of the children of Paulus Martensen adopted the 
surname of Martensen, and their descendants 
retain it. 

John Jacob Morris was born at Belleville, N. 
J., October 6, 182 1, and died June 9, 1895. He was 
descended from Jacob Jacobse Marius, who came 
to New Netherland from Holland with his uncle 
Pieter Jacobse Marius, prior to 1650. One of the 
relics he treasured with the greatest interest was a 
ledger kept by his ancestor Jacob Jacobse Marius, 
showing commercial transactions in New Amster- 
dam in 1655. On his mother's side he traced his 
descent to the Kingslands, who were among the 
early proprietors of East New Jersey. 

Early in life Mr. Morris's parents removed to 
New York where, after completing his education, 
he entered the dry-goods business. At the time 
of his death he was of the firm of Wilmerding, 
Morris, & Mitchell, and had been longer in the dry- 
goods business than any other man in the trade in 
the city of New York. 

In the early years of the Mercantile Library, Mr. 
Morris was one of its directors. He was a member 
of the New York and New Jersey Historical So- 
cieties, and of the Paterson Board of Trade. For 
many years he was a warden of St. Paul's Church, 
Paterson, N. J. 

Hiram Edward Sickels died in Albany, N. Y., 
very suddenly, July 4, 1895. Major Hiram E. 
Sickels was known by name at least throughout 
the length and breadth of the country wherever 



the New York Reports were quoted as authority 
in litigated suits at law, in questions arising in con- 
tested will cases, and in the decision of constitutional 
questions or the construction of statutes passed 
from time to time by the legislature of the State of 
New York. He was a man possessed of legal 
acumen in an extraordinary degree and combined 
with it a judicial discrimination and ability that 
would fit him for a seat on the bench of the court 
whose decisions for the past fourteen years he has 
abridged and compiled in what are known as the 
New York Reports. Mr. Sickels was reporter for 
the Court of Appeals, the highest judicial tribunal 
in the State, and it is generally conceded that he 
displayed rare faculty in the collaboration of the 
decisions made in the numerous cases heard before 
that august tribunal. He was born June 24, 1827, 
in Albion, Orleans County, his father being of 
Dutch, and his mother of German, extraction. 
Young Sickels received a general education at 
the Albion Academy, and his diligence in study 
enabled him on leaving the academy to commence 
the study of the law in the office of Curtis and 
Stone at Albion, and in 1848 he was admitted to 
the bar and commenced the practice of his profes- 
sion in his native village. He continued it, until 
the breaking out of the war aroused the patriotic 
and martial spirit in him as it did in thousands of 
other men in all the varied walks of life, profes- 
sional and otherwise. In 1862 he assisted in rais- 
ing the Seventeenth Volunteer Battery of light 
artillery, and on August 26th of that year was com- 
missioned its first lieutenant. He entered the 
profession of arms with the same zeal and spirit 
which had characterized his entrance into the legal 
profession. He took part with the battery in the 
capture of the seemingly impregnable Fort Fisher, 
participated in nearly all the battles around Rich- 
mond, especially in Grant's masterly movements in 
front of the rebel capital, was then transferred with 
his command to the front of Petersburg, and was 



in a series of sharp battles, including Five Forks, 
which resulted in the evacuation of that strong- 
hold and the fall of Richmond, and then joined 
in the pursuit of General Lee, ending in the sur- 
render at Appomattox. He was mustered out of 
service June 12, 1865, with the brevet rank of cap- 
tain ^for the gallant and efficient service he had 
rendered. Returning to Albion he resumed the 
practice of law. Desiring a wider field, however, 
in which to practise his chosen profession, in 1871 
he removed to Albany and made it his home. In 
February, 1872, his eminent ability had already 
become known, and a recognition of it was con- 
tained in his appointment during that month to the 
position of State reporter, his function being to 
compile the reports of cases decided in the Court 
of Appeals. That position he held without inter- 
mission until the time of his death. 

In addition to those duties he found time to act 
as referee in a number of very important litigations, 
and it has been said that but very few, if any, of his 
decisions were ever set aside or overruled. 

His thorough knowledge of the law in all its 
branches was so well known and established that his 
findings or decisions in a case partook of a semi-judi- 
cial character and were generally relied upon as final. 

Mr. Sickels was somewhat stern of countenance, 
but was one of the most genial and companionable 
of men and a courteous, high-minded gentleman. 

Major Sickels was the chairman of the State 
Board of Civil-Service Examiners from 1883 to 
1888. He was also a member of the special 
Water Commission and one of the organizers of 
the Fort Orange Club. 

The Court of Appeals, at its sitting October 7, 
1895, directed an entry to be made on its minutes, 
in reference to the death of Mr. Sickels, which, 
after setting forth his services as detailed more at 
length above, concludes as follows : 

" His work as a reporter covers volumes 46 to 
146, inclusive, of the New York Reports, being one 



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hundred and one volumes. These volumes are his 
lasting monument, and evidence his learning, dis- 
crimination, accuracy and industry — qualities which 
pre-eminently fitted him for the duties he performed 
so long and well." 

Josiah Pierson Vreeland was born at North 
Caldwell, N. J., January 24, 1841, and died at Lit- 
tle Falls, N. J., July 19, 1895. Mr. Vreeland was 
an elder in the Little Falls Reformed Church. He 
had served two terms in the eldership, and his 
faithfulness was so greatly appreciated that, con- 
trary to the custom of the church, he had just been 
elected to the third consecutive term. In the death 
of Elder Vreeland the church at Little Falls mourns 
a great loss. His interest in the church was deep ; 
his business knowledge and methods made him a 
good counsellor, and with his purse and brain he 
sought to advance the interests of the church. 

His early life was spent upon his father's farm, 
the superintendency of which devolved upon him 
while quite a young man. At the age of twenty- 
eight years he entered the grain business and was 
very successful, so that in 1892 he retired to his 
large farm and was preparing to enjoy in leisure 
the fruits of his labor when death suddenly came. 
He had spent the evening with a little company at 
the house of his father-in-law, and had left for his 
home in apparent health, and in less than three 
hours had died. 

Fletcher Vosburgh, one of the most popular 
young men of Albany, died Tuesday, July 30, 1895, 
at Colby Lake in the Adirondacks. He was born 
in that city and educated at the Albany Academy 
and Union College. He studied law in the office 
of Hon. Hamilton Harris, and was admitted to 
practice in 1879. He relinquished the pursuit of 
his profession, and entered business as a steamship 
and insurance agent, a position whose duties he 
discharged with rare ability until his career was 



closed by death. He had long been identified 
with the Second Presbyterian Church and Sprague 
Chapel, being treasurer of each organization and a 
trustee of the church. He is survived by a wife. 
Mr. Vosburgh's career was a striking example of 
untiring industry and absolute uprightness, which 
enabled him to make his office one of the most 
important steamship agencies outside of New York 
City. 

Judge Theodore Miller died at Hudson, N. Y., 
August 18, 1895, in the eightieth year of his age. 
He was born May 16, 1816, and was an only son 
of Cornelius Miller, who was an eminent member 
of the Columbia County bar and at one time a 
partner in business with President Martin Van 
Buren. 

Theodore Miller was descended on his father's 
side from Stephanis Muldor, who came to this coun- 
try from Nykerk in the province of Gelderland, Hol- 
land, about 1650, and settled in Albany, New York. 
The family is said to have fled from France to 
Holland early in the seventeenth century to escape 
religious persecution. The name during their 
residence in Holland was written De Muldor, and 
since their arrival in this country passed through 
various changes from Muldor, Mulder, Mullor, 
Muller, until it finally settled down into Miller. 
They seem to have brought or accumulated con- 
siderable wealth, for in 1 719, Cornells Stephanis 
Muldor, the son of Stephanis, disposed by a long 
and carefully drawn will of an estate worth between 
five and six thousand pounds sterling. This will 
was made in Albany and was witnessed by Samuel 
Pruyn, Peter Winne, and Philip Livingston. In 
1 718, Cornelis Stephanis, who was the great-great- 
grandfather of Theodore Miller, purchased of Cap- 
tain Hendrick Van Rensselaer a large tract of land 
in the town of Claverack, county of Columbia, 
New York, to which he subsequently removed with 
his eleven children, and where many of his descend- 



ants still reside. Theodore Miller's maternal 
ancestors were Puritans from England and settled 
in Rhode Island and Connecticut. About 1790, 
his maternal grandfather, John Hathaway, removed 
to Hudson, New York, where he engaged in the 
shipping business, the people there being at that 
time extensively employed in whale fishing and for- 
eign commerce generally. He died, having accu- 
mulated a fortune. 

Theodore Miller combined many of the traits of 
his ancestors. In him were united the brilliancy of 
the Frenchman, the honesty and broadness of mind 
of the Dutchman, and the seriousness and firm 
determination of the English Puritan. 

He entered upon the profession of the law when he 
was barely twenty-one years of age. In 1843, upon 
appointment of the judges of the Columbia Court 
of Common Pleas, he served his county as its 
district attorney. The appointment was made 
during the height of the exciting anti-rent contests 
in Columbia County, and undoubtedly with especial 
reference to the duties which would be incumbent 
upon that office by reason of those contests. His 
term was signalized by the discharge of its duties 
with a zeal and energy which is historic in his 
county to this day, and by his carrying to the 
courts of last resort several doubtful and mooted 
questions of criminal law, as to which he made his 
own views prevail. 

In his practice at the bar he established a large 
and successful business and a reputation for sound 
judgment in counsel, and great skill in the manage- 
ment and advocacy of cases, and for the uprightness 
and purity of his character. 

In 1861, the turning-point to which he had un- 
doubtedly looked forward, arrived in his profes- 
sional life. A vacancy occurred in the position of 
justice of the Supreme Court in his judicial district, 
and his standing at the bar, and the general con- 
sent of its members in that district, at once seemed 
to designate him as the proper person to fill it. 



He was nominated as the unanimous choice of his 
party for the office, and his nomination was in- 
dorsed in an election by a majority largely in excess 
of his party vote. 

In 1869, after eight years of judicial service, he 
was rechosen for a second term, and in 1870 be- 
came the presiding justice of the General Term of 
this judicial department. In 1874, he was the 
nominee of his party for judge of the Court of 
Appeals, was elected to that position, and con- 
tinued his judicial service in that court until 1886, 
when he retired at the age of seventy years, under 
the limit of age prescribed by the Constitution. 

The same traits of character illustrated the career 
of Judge Miller upon the bench as at the bar. He 
was as clear, straightforward, and as strong in the 
opinions which he gave as he had been in his advo- 
cacy. He was an active and influential member of 
the court in bank, and untiring in his labor for the 
dispatch of business. 

In the contest with the Southern States Judge 
Miller was a strong Unionist, giving his earnest 
support and his influence to that cause. In con- 
viction and in political life he was a Democrat. 
His loyalty and attachment to the doctrines and 
interests of that party were notable features in his 
character, and his party influence in his locality 
prior to his elevation to the bench was very great, 
as it was indeed in the counsels of the party at 
large. 

John Ryer Lydecker was born October 24, 
1824, at English Neighborhood (now Englewood), 
Bergen County, New Jersey, and died October 4, 
1895, at Bogota, Bergen County, New Jersey. His 
deathbed was about three miles from his cradle. 

He was the second son of Garret J. and Sarah 
Ryer Lydecker, and lived with them, a farmer's 
boy, until his marriage at the age of eighteen 
years. 

His wife was Elizabeth Salter Ward, of Hack- 



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ensack, Bergen Co., N. J., the youngest daughter 
of Major Peter Ward and Maria Colfax Ward, 
who was a daughter of Robert Colfax, niece of 
General William Colfax, and cousin to Schuyler 
Colfax, ex- Vice- President of the United States. 

Shortly after marriage John R. left his Eng- 
lish Neighborhood home, and with his young 
wife settled in the city of New York, where they 
continued to reside until 1875, a period of more 
than thirty years. He first engaged in the dry- 
goods business, continuing in it for nearly ten 
years, as clerk, partner, and finally sole proprietor. 
He then gave up this business and shortly after 
entered the New York custom-house, where he 
remained continuously for nearly thirty years, most 
of this time as deputy collector and finally as the 
special deputy and intimate adviser of the Col- 
lector. His public service terminated after the 
removal of Chester A. Arthur from office as Col- 
lector of the Port ; being devotedly attached to 
this chief he declined to qualify for office under 
his successor when advised that he could do so 
only by swearing away his loyalty to Arthur, and 
his own convictions of what was right in connec- 
tion with the matters that were in dispute. His 
official connection with the custom-house ceased, 
but his long service had brought him into a most 
intimate association with the commercial and mer- 
cantile community, whose members continued up 
to the day of his death to seek his advice in all 
intricate matters relating to their business with the 
customs service ; and, because of his profound 
knowledge and sound judgment in these matters, 
his advice and counsel continued to be sought and 
followed, during this same period, by his old asso- 
ciates in office, their successors, and the authorities 
in Washington who were charged with the adminis- 
tration of the customs laws. 

Shortly after his retirement from the custom- 
house he was appointed Receiver of the Brooklyn 
Elevated Railroad, and continued in that position 



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until the affairs of that corporation were satisfac- 
torily reorganized and put on a successful basis. 
Subsequently he took charge of the custom house 
brokerage business of his second son, J. Ward 
Lydecker, when the latter died in 1885, and con- 
tinued it for his widow's interest until his own 
death, ten years later ; he passed the last day of 
his life in that office, and there was no reason 
apparent when he left in the evening why he 
might not return to it on the morrow; but death 
came to him suddenly, shortly after midnight, — a 
heart spasm, — and within ten minutes he lay at rest 
in his wife's arms, ending the married life that had 
spanned more than half a century. 

His life was a busy one, and well spent. From 
the time when he went to New York until he left 
in 1875, he lived in the Eighth Ward, and from 
an early day took an active part in its local poli- 
tics ; and, though he at no time sought or held a 
salaried official position there, he was for many 
years one of the School Commissioners from the 
ward and a member of the Board of Education of 
the city. Up to the outbreak of the War of the 
Rebellion he was a Democrat, but from that time 
until the end of his life a Republican ; at different 
times a member of the State Republican Com- 
mittee, he was a delegate to the National Repub- 
lican Convention in 1880 where, one of the 306 
" Stalwarts," he stood to the end for the nomina- 
tion of General Grant for a third term. He con- 
tinued his loyalty to that element of the party to 
the last, though after 1885 he was compelled, by 
failing health, to withdraw from active participa- 
tion in political work. 

When he removed from New York, in 1875, it 
was to occupy the country home that he had re- 
cently built, within two hundred yards of his birth- 
spot, but his happy comfort there was limited to 
five short years ; then a fire at midnight, and the 
home that represented the savings of a lifetime, 
that was built with the fondest care and attention 



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to every little detail, and filled with a choice collec- 
tion of rare and artistic furnishings that he had 
gathered during the thirty years of his residence in 
New York, was a total wreck and ruin. In this 
event he lost not only the home that crowned his 
.life's ambition and hopes, but he also experienced 
such a shock to his system, from the effects of 
suffocation by smoke, that he never afterwards 
knew a day on which he could call himself a well 
man ; it was, really, the beginning of his end. 
Nevertheless, he continued with absorbing indus- 
try the discharge of all business and duty that 
devolved on him, the principal of which was con- 
nected with the administration of his father's 
estate, a complicated and onerous task calling 
for the highest order of business talent, and one 
that he brought to a conclusion surpassing all ex- 
pectations only a few days before his own death ; 
it is no question that the sudden end of his busy 
and conscientious life was largely due to the anxious 
care and absorbing thought that were concentrated 
in reserving the estate— which had been his boy- 
hood's home — from the most unexpected embar- 
rassments which were found to exist after the 
death of his father, and of which the latter (steady, 
honest Dutchman as he was) had no knowledge — 
or suspicion even— during his lifetime. Further 
reference to this condition of affairs, or indication 
of its cause, would be out of place in this connec- 
tion, nor would any note whatever of the matter 
have been thought proper had it not been needed 
to indicate the final ambition, and successful clos- 
ing work, of the life we are considering ; these 
were to rescue from the hands of strangers the 
homestead lands that had descended to his genera- 
tion from his old Dutch ancestry, and to send 
them down, in part at least, an heritage to his 
children. 

His surviving family comprises his widow, two 
sons and a daughter, and five granddaughters. 



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Frederick William Nostrand died at his resi- 
dence, Glen Ridge, N. J., on Sunday, October 27, 
1895, in the thirty-seventh year of his age. He 
was intended for the ministry by his parents and 
studied theology for some years. He decided, 
however, to adopt another profession, and became 
a newspaper man, eventually engaging in business 
as a general advertising agent. In this field he 
made a good name for himself. He was very 
popular and well known in New York social circles, 
and was a member of the Lotus Club. 

A meeting of general and special advertising 
agents, newspaper representatives, and a committee 
from the New York Press Club was held in New 
York, when appropriate resolutions were adopted, 
and a committee of twelve appointed to attend the 
funeral. He left a widow and one child. 

Johnston Niven Hegeman was elected a mem- 
ber of the Society, March 28, 1889, and died at 
Irvington, Westchester Co., N. Y., November 12, 
1895, in the fifty-third year of his age. He was a 
son of the late William Hegeman, the well-known 
druggist of New York, and a grandson of the late 
Adrian Hegeman, formerly a judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas. He was educated at Charlier 
Institute, New York, and went into business with 
his father. His first wife was a daughter of the 
late Governor Clinton, and his second wife was a 
daughter of Captain O'Donoghue, of the United 
States Army. He was a brother-in-law of Hon. 
Chauncey M. Depew, who married his younger 
sister. 

Peter L. Voorhees. At a meeting of the 
Netherlands Society of Philadelphia, held January 
23, 1896, the following minute was presented and 
adopted concerning the lamented death of Peter 
L. Voorhees, the well-known and highly beloved 
member of the Camden bar : 



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" Peter L. Voorhees was born at Blawenburg, Hillsborough 
Township, Somerset County, N. J., July 12, 1825. He died at 
Camden, November 29, 1895. His early education was ob- 
tained in the common schools of his native township. At 
twenty-one he commenced the study of law under the late 
Richard S. Field, afterwards Judge of the United States Dis- 
trict Court for the District of New Jersey, at the Law School, 
then of the College of New Jersey, at Princeton, where he 
graduated in 1850. The degrees of LL.B. and A.M. were 
afterwards bestowed on him by Princeton College. Not being 
encouraged by his father in his desire to study law, he sup- 
ported himself as a clerk and teller in a Princeton bank. 

" He was admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law of the 
Supreme Court of New Jersey, November term, 185 1, and 
called to the bar as a counsellor, November term, 1854.' He 
settled in Camden in 1852, and continued there in the practice 
of his profession until the time of his death. He was a mem- 
ber of the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, and teacher 
of the Bible-class of its Sunday-school for over forty years. 

" In his early practice he was city solicitor of the city of 
Camden, and later, about 1866, the appointment of Justice of 
the Supreme Court of New Jersey was offered to him, and 
declined because the salary, which was lower than now', was 
not commensurate with the rewards of his practice. For a 
long series of years, during the more active period of his life 
he was solicitor and counsel of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company and associated companies for the district which 
appertained to Camden. He was solicitor and counsel of the 
First National Bank of Camden for over thirty years. He 
likewise conducted and was associated with other counsel in a 
number of important and noted causes, and several important 
points in the practice and principles of the law were settled by 
the courts of New Jersey on questions raised by him in causes 
in which he was concerned. 

" At the time of his death he was a member of the Sons of 
the Revolution of New Jersey, of The Holland Society of New 
York (being at one time one of its vice-presidents), a director 
of the West Jersey Ferry Company, a director of the West 
Jersey Title and Guaranty Company of Camden, a trustee of 
the Cooper estate, one of the board of managers of the Cooper 
Hospital, a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Cam- 
den, president of the Camden County Bar Association, and the 
president of the Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company ; 
and in wisdom, ability, and worth the foremost citizen in the 
community in which he lived. 

" In business he was a man of prudence and of unusual 
sagacity, regulated by a steadiness of purpose worthy of his 
Dutch ancestry. He made no agreements he could not fulfil 
While he would lend to a friend, he would never endorse his pa- 
per or guarantee his undertakings, for fear, in case of his friend's 



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failure, he might not be able, conveniently at least, to stand in 
the breach of his friend's default. He steadily refused to 
speculate, and when his attention was called to the fact that 
by reason of confidential information, which he refused to avail 
himself of, he might have made a successful venture, he had 
no regrets, remarking that his success might have led him to 
further speculation to the neglect of, and loss in, his profession 
and business. 

" In his practice he never sought clients. He always ad- 
vised against litigation in which there was no substantial ele- 
ment of merit. But to the litigation which he did advise, he 
gave the most conscientious and assiduous study and the most 
diligent attention, guided by an intelligence so strong and 
retentive, and a judgment so sound and sagacious, that he 
acquired a large practice and became a competent, thoroughly 
trained, and very successful practitioner and lawyer of great 
learning and ability. As an advocate, he had too much faith 
in, and too much respect for, the force of plain facts to rely on, 
or resort to, any of the ornaments of debate ; and yet his blunt- 
ness and rigid truthfulness, and his self-dominant precept that 
his duty to himself as a man was above, and must control, his 
desire for success as an advocate, gave to his homely, but 
straightforward and forcible arguments, more especially with 
juries, an added probative force and measure of success. 

" As husband and father he was as good as gold and as true 
as steel. To his friends he was a friend, able and willing to 
help. To religious and benevolent objects he was a free and 
generous, but unostentatious giver. 

" In his religion he was a sincere and faithful follower of 
those doctrines and beliefs which his Dutch ancestors con- 
tended for with unconquerable valor and persistence ; and to 
the lay study of the Bible, the right to which they had ac- 
quired by blood and transmitted to him, he was devoted as if 
it were an hereditary trait. 

" Peter L. Voorhees was a man of unswerving integrity, of 
absolute dependableness, conscientiously following the line of 
his duty and convictions." 



Edward Schenck died at his home, 24 West 6 1 st 
Street, New York, on Wednesday, December 18, 
1895, after an illness of more than three years. He 
was born at No. 2 Bowling Green, New York, and 
was a son of Peter H. Schenck, one of the pioneer 
dry-goods merchants of the city. He was graduated 
at Huddard's Institute, a popular school of the olden 
time, at No. 7 Beaver Street. He began his busi- 
ness life as a clerk in his father's store. In 1851 



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he went into the general auction business, which he 
conducted for almost half a century. 

He married, in 185 1, Miss Mary H. Bunn, whose 
father was elected Register of this city in 1836; 
his widow survives him with an only son. 

In his earlier years he was an enthusiastic mem- 
ber of the old Volunteer Fire Department of the 
city. He was also for a long time connected with 
the National Guard. In September, 1851, he was 
appointed chief aid-de-camp, with the rank of ma- 
jor, on the staff of Major-General Sanford, com- 
manding the First Division of the National Guard. 
In 1857 he was commissioned as paymaster of the 
Twelfth Regiment, and on August 27, 1857, as 
quartermaster of the same regiment. His last 
military duty was on October 11, i860, when the 
militia paraded to receive the Prince of Wales. 

William Henry Montanye, died December 23, 
1895, at his home, No. ^^ West 88th Street, New 
York. He was born April 29, 1822, and had lived 
most of his life in New York City. When a young 
man he engaged in business in New Orleans with 
his uncle. Upon his father's death he returned to 
New York and started the coffee and spice business 
in 1843, at the place where it is still conducted, 
Nos. 62-70 Barclay Street. He continued in ac- 
tive business himself until last spring, since when 
he was continually prostrated. 

Mr. Montanye joined the Seventh Regiment in 
1854, and accompanied it whenever it was detailed 
out of the city during the war. He was at his 
death a member of the Seventh Regiment Veter- 
ans, Lafayette Post, G. A. R., an officer in various 
insurance companies, and second vice-president of 
the Irving Bank. He leaves a widow and eight 
grown children. 

John Waddell Van Sickle, M.D., Ph.D., was 
born in Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio, 
May 28, 1835. In early life he attended school at 



the " Old Log School House" in his native town, 
and subsequently Hesper Mount Seminary. He 
learned the trade of wagon-making at which he 
worked for eight years. He afterwards entered 
the Ohio Wesleyan University, from which he was 
graduated in the scientific course in 1866. For a 
number of years he taught school, and in 1871 es- 
tablished a well-known business college at Spring- 
field, Ohio. In connection with his school-room 
duties and scientific studies, he also pursued a 
course of medical studies, and in 1876 received the 
degree of M.D. He was the author of a Practical 
System of Book-keeping and of a History of the 
Van Sickle Family in the United States. A taste 
for literature led him to become a contributor to 
various newspapers and magazines. 

He was elected a member of the Holland Society 
January 30, 1890, and died December 26, 1895. 

_ Stephen Van Rensselaer Bogert, M.D., died at 
his residence on Staten Island, January 10, 1896. 
He was born in Albany, N. Y. March 14, 1804, 
being nearly ninety-two years of age at the time of 
his death. He was a son of the late Captain John 
Bogert of Albany, and a descendant of Cornelis 
Bogaert, who came from Holland and settled in 
Albany in 1642. Dr. Bogert graduated in medi- 
cine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of 
Western New York, at Fairfield, and after a short 
residence in Ohio, settled at Geneva, N. Y., and 
there practised his profession with credit and suc- 
cess for some eighteen years. In 1844 he was ap- 
pointed by the trustees of the Sailors' Snug Harbor 
as resident physician at the institution of that name 
on Staten Island, and was annually re-elected to that 
office until the year 1882, when he was retired from 
active duty and appointed consulting physician on 
account of increasing age and infirmities. He re- 
mained attached to the service of the Sailors' Snug 
Harbor till the time of his death, a period altogether 
of fifty-two years. He was a man of fine presence 



and courteous manner and bearing, a good speci- 
men of a gentleman of the old school. 

He was married early in life and the golden 
wedding of himself and wife was celebrated in 1876. 
He leaves a family of six daughters and one son, 
Dr. Edward S. Bogert, Medical Director of the 
United States Navy, and vice-President of the 
Holland Society for the United States Navy. 

Joseph Woodard Duryee was for over fifty years 
a prominent lumber merchant in this city. He 
died at his home, 39 West Ninety-seventh Street, 
January 25, 1896, after a long and painful ill- 
ness. He was a descendant of Joost Duryee, a 
Huguenot, who emigrated from France about 1675, 
and settled at New Utrecht, L. 1. Joseph W. Dur- 
yee came from a military family, his ancestors 
having served with distinction in the French and 
Indian wars, War of the Revolution, and of 181 2. 
He was a brother of the late General Abram Dur- 
yee, the organizer of the Duryee Zouaves, and for- 
merly colonel of the Seventh Regiment. He was 
a member of the St. Nicholas and Seventh Regi- 
ment Clubs, Seventh Regiment Veteran Associa- 
tion, and St. Nicholas Society. A wife and four 
daughters survive him. 

John Brower, head of the firm of John Brower 
& Co., of No. 16 Water Street, and one of New 
York's oldest merchants, died on Friday, February 
28, 1896, in Thomasville, Ga., of Bright's disease. 
He was born in New York, May 27, 1822, in 
Crosby Street near Bleecker. He studied at Green- 
field Hill, Connecticut, and expected to have fol- 
lowed the profession of the law, but his health 
failed him and he was obliged to leave school at 
the age of seventeen years. He entered into busi- 
ness and in a few years was at the head of a 
firm of potash dealers. When quite young he 
began investing in New York City real estate. 
He was a son of Abram Brower, who estab- 



lished the first Broadway stage line. He was a 
heavy owner of real estate. Among his holdings 
were the Brower House property, at Twenty-eighth 
Street and Broadway, and the Oriental Hotel at 
Thirty-ninth Street and Broadway. He was the first 
man to recognize the residential value of Riverside 
Drive and built his home there twenty-five years ago. 
He was a member of the American Geographical 
Society and was one of the Board of Managers of 
the Real Estate Exchange. He leaves a widow 
and three sons and a daughter. 

He was a most kind and indulgent husband and 
father, and was honorable and true in all his deal- 
ings with his fellow-men. He was much interested 
in the Holland Society and his family speak of the 
delight he took in attending its annual meetings 
and banquets. 

Daniel B. Van Houten, died March 27, 1896, 
in his apartments in the Hotel Winthrop, at One 
Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street and Seventh 
Avenue. He was born at 7 King Street, in 1828. 

His father, John Van Houten, was a teacher in 
the Dutch School, in old Greenwich Village, and 
died when Daniel was only eight months old. He 
was educated in Trinity School, and entered upon 
a business career before reaching his majority. 

Mr. Van Houten became a clerk with the 
Atlantic Marine Insurance Company, at 51 Wall 
Street, when twenty-three years old, and remained 
with the Company until his death at which time he 
held the position of assistant cashier. 

In early life Mr. Van Houten became a member 
of the Broome Street Reformed Church, under the 
pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Stryker, and during his 
residence in the lower part of the city, held several 
offices in the church. Upon removing farther up 
town several years ago he transferred his member- 
ship to the Reformed Church at Forty-eighth Street 
and Fifth Avenue. 

Mr. Van Houten became a member of the His- 
torical Society in 1856. 



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He married Miss Emilie Hyde of Fishkill, N. Y., 
in 1858. She died childless a few years later, and 
in 1864 he married Miss Maria Storms of New 
York. Mrs. Van Houten and a son, Frederick 
Carlton Van Houten, survive him. 

Mr. Van Houten suffered for several years with 
lung troubles, but he attended regularly to business 
until a week before his death, when he was com- 
pelled by sudden weakness to remain at home. 

Mr. Van Houten had a handsome country home 
on the banks of the Hudson, at Nyack, N. Y., 
where the burial took place. The funeral services 
in this city were held in the Second Collegiate Re- 
formed Church, at One Hundred and Twenty-third 
Street and Lenox Avenue. There were six pall- 
bearers from among the officers of the Atlantic In- 
surance Company. 










EARLY IMMIGRANTS TO NEW 
NETHERLAND. 




:N the Year Book for 1895 attention 
was called to the fact that we have 
no passenger lists of ships to New 
Netherland prior to 1654. In the 
Documentary History of the State of 
Neiv York, vol. hi., pp. 52-63, are 
given the names of passengers by forty-four ships 
which sailed from the Netherlands to New Am- 
sterdam during the years from 1654 to 1664. The 
earliest list of colonists we can find is that given in 
O'Callaghan's History of New Netlierland, vol. i., 
pp. 433-441, as settlers in Rensselaerswyck from 
1630 to 1646. " The Roll of Oaths of Allegiance 
in Kings Co., N. Y.," in 1687, published in the 
Documentary History of New York, vol. i., pp. 
659-661, specifies the number of years the persons 
named had lived in this country. From all these 
sources the late Hon. Tunis G. Bergen (uncle of 
our esteemed Treasurer of the same name) 
arranged in alphabetical order the names of 
" Early Emigrants to New Netherland," which 
were published in vols. xiv. and xv. of The 
Record of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society. 

Valentine's History of the City of Nezv York 
gives a list of the inhabitants of the city in 1674, 
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at the time of the surrender to the English, with 
their nationality, and reported wealth. It also 
gives on pp. 331, etc., a list of the members of the 
Dutch Church in this city, made up from a manu- 
script of Domine Selyns, by Rev. Dr. De Witt of 
this city, showing their residences. The record of 
the members of the Dutch Church, beginning with 
1649, will be found in vol. ix. of The Record of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 

A similar list of the members of the Dutch 
Church in Brooklyn will be found in vol. i., p. 
425 of Styles's History of Brooklyn. 

It will doubtless be of interest to all the mem- 
bers of the Holland Society to have all these 
names readily accessible, and accordingly they have 
been transcribed (with the exception of the last two 
lists), and are hereinafter published. Those who 
have not given attention to the subject of Dutch 
nomenclature will be surprised to find so few of 
the names represented in our Society included in 
the earlier lists. 

It should be mentioned, therefore, that very few 
of our Dutch ancestors whose names are found on 
these lists bore the family names by which their 
descendants of later generations were known. 
Family surnames were not common among the 
early Dutch immigrants. The most usual way of 
designating persons was by affixing their fathers' 
baptismal names to their own, with the addition of 
s, se, or sen, signifying a son or daughter. Thus, 
Jan, son of Pieter, was known as Jan Pietersen ; 
Jan, son of Jan, as Jan Jansen ; Jan, son of Gerrit, 
as Jan Gerritsen, etc. The succeeding generation, 
following the same method, usually was known by 
a surname different from the preceding one — for 



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example, if Jan Gerritsen had a son named Hen- 
drick, he would be known, not as Hendrick Gerrit- 
sen, but as Hendrick Jansen. Towards the end of 
the seventeenth century, however, when the num- 
ber of inhabitants had greatly increased, the neces- 
sity of continuing the same surname in successive 
generations became imperative, and, probably with- 
out being required by any legal enactment, or with 
any prescribed formality, families generally assumed 
surnames. In some cases doubtless these names 
may have been borne by their ancestors in the 
Netherlands ; others took names derived from 
their birthplace or residence as, for example, Jan, 
born in Deventer, became Jan Vandeventer ; Jan, 
born in Wyck, became Jan Van Wyck, etc. Still 
others took names derived from their trades or 
occupations, and Jan, the cooper, became Jan Kuy- 
per; and Jan, the mason, became Jan Metselaer, 
etc. In most cases we have no means of deter- 
mining the origin of the surnames. 

To illustrate still further this puzzling question 
of surnames among the early Dutch of New 
Netherland, the Secretary refers to his own family. 
Among the passengers by the ship Dc Trouw, in 
1659, was Epke Jacobs, — that is, Epke, son of 
Jacob, — with his wife and five children. His name 
in this form appears in many documents during the 
next twenty-five years, some of which bear his own 
signature. In 1679 and thereafter, the names of his 
five sons are found on church registers as Cornelius 
Epke, Hendrik Epke, Seba Epke, Derrick Epke, 
and Weart Epke. In 1695, the names of these 
sons begin to appear on the church registers of 
Hackensack, N. J. (in the record of the baptism of 
their children, etc.), as Cornelius Epke Banta. 



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Hendrik Epke Banta, etc. For a few years there- 
after the names are found sometimes as Cornelius 
Epke, and at other times as Cornelius Epke Banta, 
and after a further interval the last mentioned form 
only is used. 

In vol. x., pp. 38-43, of The Record of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 
is a list of Dutch aliases, prepared by Dr. Purple, 
giving the names of many of the early immigrants 
as they appear on church records and elsewhere, 
and the surnames under which they became known 
later on. Munsell's Albany Collections, vol. iv., pp. 
84-91, gives a similar list concerning Albany fam- 
ilies. The former of these interesting documents, 
with a few additions by the Secretary, is here pub- 
lished, as it will render more intelligible the lists of 
immigrants given. 

Some persons erroneously assume that, because 
" de " forms part of their surname, they are there- 
fore of French extraction — that does not necessarily 
follow. While " de " in French is "of" or "from,' 
in Dutch it is merely the definite article " the," and 
" de Mulder" is simply "the miller," and in process 
of time became Mulder, Muller, Miller. 

As the Year Book for 1895 is not in possession 
of all our members, we reprint what was therein 
published concerning other sources of information 
giving names of early settlers in New Amsterdam. 

The Record of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society has been printing for the last 
twenty years the registers of members, marriages, 
and baptisms of the Dutch Church in New York, 
It has completed the marriage register from the 
beginning to the year 1800, and the baptisms to 
the year 1755. 



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Winfield's Land Titles of Hudson County gives 
similar lists from the Bergen church records ; Pear- 
son's Genealogies of tlie Early Settlers of Albany, in 
vol. iv. of Munsell's Collections of the history of 
that city, and The Early Settlers of Schenectady, 
also by Professor Pearson, furnish data from those 
important Dutch centres. These three lists are 
arranged in alphabetical order. 

Rev. R. R. Hoes has published the records of 
the old church of Esopus, beginning with 1660, 
which will prove a lasting monument both to the 
patient industry and ability of the compiler, and to 
the generosity of our fellow member, Hon. Samuel 
D. Coykendall, who at an expense of many thou- 
sands of dollars brought out the volume in an ele- 
gant style. 

The early marriage and baptismal records of the 
church in Brooklyn, from 1660 to about 1700, were 
published in corporation manuals of that city, and 
have been reprinted in pamphlet form by Edward 
W. Nash of New York. 

The records of the churches at Hackensack and 
Schraalenburgh, N. J., have been published by The 
Holland Society of New York. 

The baptismal records of the church at Tappan, 
and other churches in Rockland County, were 
printed in Dr. David Cole's History of Rockland 
County. Dr. Cole, who is one of the oldest mem- 
bers of our Society, has made a manuscript copy of 
all the ancient records of marriages in the county, 
as well as an alphabetical index to the baptisms, 
and has presented the manuscript to our library. 

The early records of baptisms of the church at 
Port Richmond, arranged alphabetically, will be 
found in Bayles's History of 'Richmond County. 



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The baptismal records of the church of Totawa, 
(Paterson, N. J.) were recently published by Hon. 
William Nelson of that city. 

An incomplete record of the baptisms of Zion's 
Lutheran Church at Athens, beginning 1700, was 
published in Green's History of Greene County, 
N. Y. 

The records of the church at New Paltz will be 
published during the present year by The Holland 
Society of New York. 

Manuscript copies of all the existing records of 
most of the ancient Dutch churches of the country 
are in the library of The Holland Society of New 
York. 



SETTLERS IN RENSSELAERSWYCK 

FROM 1630 TO 1646, COMPILED FROM THE BOOKS 
OF MONTHLY WAGES AND OTHER MSS. 

FROM O'CALLAGHAN's " HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND," 
PP. 430-441. 

1630. 

Wolfert Gerritsen, superintendent of farms. 

Rutger Hendricksen van Soest, superintendent of the 
brewery. 

Seger Hendricksen van Soest, shepherd and ploughman. 

Brandt Peelen van Nieukerke, schepen (magistrate) ; 
had two daughters, Lisbet and Gerritje. The latter married 
Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick. The father died in 1644. 

Simon Dircksen Pos, was one of Minuet's council in 1624 ; 
died in 1649. 

Jan Tyssen, trumpeter, Fort Orange. 

Andries Carstenssen, millwright. 

Laurens Laurenssen, 

Barent Tomassen, 

Arendt van Curler. A sketch of this gentleman is given 
on page 322 of O'Callaghan's History of New Netherland. 

Jacob Jansen Stol, succeeded Hendrick Albertzen as 
ferry-master at Beverwyck. 

Martin Gerrittsen van Bergen, married Neeltje Meyn- 
derts ; his oldest son was Gerrit ; his second, Myndert van 
Bergen. In the year 1668 he had a lease of Castle Island, 
called after him, Martin Gerritsen's Island, and in 1690 he 
lived south of that island, on the west side of the river. He 
had property in Katskill, Coxsackie, and Albany, of which 
place he was magistrate for a long time. 

Claes Arissen. 



I sawyers. 



i3i 

Roeloff Jansen, from Maesterlandt, wife and family ; came 
out as farmer to the Patroon, at $72 a year. The Rev. Ev. 
Bogardus, of New Amsterdam, married his widow. 

Claes Claessen, his servant. 

Jacob Govertsen. 

Bastiaen Jansen Krol, Fort Orange. 

Jacques Spierinck. 

Raynert Harmensen. 

Albert Andriessen Bradt, " de Noorman," married 
Annetje Barents, by whom he had eight children, viz., Barent ; 
Eva (who m. Roeloff Swartwout) ; Storm, Engeltje (who m. 
Teunis Slingerland, of Onisquathaw) ; Gisseltje (who m. Jan 
Van Eechelen) ; Andries, Jan, and Dirck. 

1631. 

Maryn Adriaensen, from Veere. This was the freebooter 
who afterwards played so prominent a figure in Kieft's time. 

Thomas Witsent. 

Gerrit Teunissen de Reus, schepen, had a well-stocked 
farm at Greenbush. 

Cornelis Teunissen van Westbroek. 

Cornelis Teunissen van Breukelen, Raedtspersoon 
[magistrate] ; the descendants of this man now call them- 
selves van Brackelen. 

Johan Tiers. 

Jasper Ferlyn. 

Gerrit Willems Oosterum. 

Cornelis Maessen, from Buren Maassen (in Gelderland) 
and Catalyntje Martensen, his wife, came out in the ship 
Remselaerswyck. In the passage out was born their first child, 
Hendrick ; had besides him, four other children, viz., Martin, 
Maas, Steyntje, and Tobias, all of whom were living in the 
colony in 1662. Steyntje married, 1663, Dirck Wessels, 
" free merchant here." The father had a farm at Papskenea. 
He and his wife died in 1648, and were both buried on the 
same day. (Beyde op eenen dagh zyn begraaven.) 

Cornelis Teunissen Bos, bouwknecht to Cornelis Maassen, 
was commissary at Fort Orange previous to 1662. 

1634- 
Jan Labbadie, carpenter, native of France, was subsequently 
commissary to the Patroon, and after that held a like office at 



Fort Orange, under the company. He married the widow of 
Mr. Harman van der Bogaert. He came out previous to this 
year, and was part owner of the Garce. 

Robert Hkndricksen. 

Lubbert Gysbertsen, wheelwright. 

Jacob Albertzen Planck, officer or sheriff [or Schout]. 

Hendrick Cornelissen. 

Adriaen Gerritsen. 

Jan Jacobsen. 

Joris Houten, Fort Orange. 

Jan Jansen Dam, or Damen ; married Ariaentje Cuvel. He 
removed subsequently to New Amsterdam, where he was elected 
one of the Eight Men ; amassed considerable wealth and was 
one of the owners of the privateer La Garce. In 1649-50 he 
went to Holland with C. Van Tienhoven, to defend Stuyvesant 
against the complaints of Van der Donck and others, and died 
on his return June 18, 1651. He does not seem to have had 
any children. He had three brothers, Cornells Jansen Cuyper, 
Cornells Jansen Damen, and Willem Jansen Damen ; and two 
sisters, Neiltje and Hendrickje. He adopted the son of the 
last named sister — Jan Cornells Buys — who assumed his name, 
having been left 600 Car. guilders. Jan Damen, at his death, 
willed 400 Car. guilders to the poor of Bunick, province of 
Utrecht. The inventory of his personal property fills ten folio 
pages in the records. 

1635- 

Jan Terssen, from Franiker. 
Jan Cornelissen, carpenter. 
Juriaen Bylvelt. 

Johannes Verbeeck, Raedtspersoon [magistrate], 1658, 
1661. 

1636. 

BarentPieterseKoyemans, alias Barent the miller, entered 
the service of the first Patroon, at 30 guilders a year. Three 
brothers accompanied him to Rensselaerswyck, in 1636, viz., 
David, Jacob, and Arent, who was a lad. It is presumed that 
they came originally from Utrecht. Barent Pietersen had five 
children, Andreas, Samuel, Peter, Ariantje, and Jannitje. 
Andreas moved to the Raritans, New Jersey, where he pur- 



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chased a considerable tract of land and where some of the 
Coeymans still reside. Peter married twice : by his first wife he 
had Mayica, who married Andreas Witbeck ; and Elizabeth, the 
wife of Jacob van Allen. By his second wife, Charlotte 
Amelia Draayer, he had Gerritje, who married John Barclay, 
mayor of Albany ; Anne Margaret, who married Peter Ten 
Eyck ; and Charlotte A., who married John Bronck. Mrs. 
Abraham Verplanck of Coeymans is granddaughter to this 
Mrs. Bronck. All the descendants of Barent Coeymans, after 
the first generation in a direct line, were females. Owing 
to this singular circumstance the family name is now extinct 
in this State. 

Pieter Cornelissen, from Munnichendam, millwright. 

Dirck Jansen, from Edam. 

Arent Andriessen, from Frederickstad. 

Mauritz Janssen, Michel Jansen, from Broeckhuysen. 
This Michel brought out his wife and two children. Van 
Tienhoven says he came out as a " boereknecht," or farm hand. 
He amassed a fortune in a few years in the fur-trade, but not 
being able to agree with the head men of the Colonie, he re- 
moved, in 1646, to the island of Manhattans. He purchased 
Evertsen Bout's farm in Pavonia, with some stock, for 8000 gl., 
and was appointed one of the delegates to Holland in 1649, 
against the colonial administration, but owing to the unsettled 
state of his private affairs he could not accept that appoint- 
ment. It was in a room in this man's house, in New Amster- 
dam, that Van Der Donck wrote his celebrated " Vertoogh," or 
Remonstrance against the maladministration of affairs in New 
Netherland. 

Jacob Jansen, from Amsterdam. 

Simon Walings van der Belt, was killed at Pavonia in 
1648, by some savages from the south. 

Gysbert Claessen, from Amsterdam. 

Cristen Cristyssen Noorman from Vlecburg and wife. 

Tys Barentsf.n Schoonmaker from Edam. 

Cornelis Tomassen, smith, and wife. 

Arent Steveniersen, wife and two children ; he married, 
anno 1637, the widow of Cornelis Tomassen, by whom he had 
two other children. 

Johan Latyn, from Verduym. 

Hans Zevenhuyzen. 

Adriaen Hubertsen. 



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Rynier Tymanssen, from Edam. 

Tomas Jansen, from Bunick. 

Claes Jansen, from Nykerk. 

Rutger Jacobsen van Schoonderwoerdt, married in 
New Amsterdam, anno 1646, Tryntje Jansen van Briestede 
(who died at her son's in Rosendal, in 171 1). By her he had 
two daughters and one son. Margaret, one of the daugh- 
ters, married, in 1667, Jan Jansen Bleecker, who came from 
Meppel, province of Drenthe, to America, in 1658, and was 
the ancestor of the present highly respectable Bleecker family 
in this State. Rutger Jacobsen was a magistrate in Rensselaers- 
wyck as early as r648, and continued to fill that office as late 
as 1662, and perhaps later. He owned a vessel on the river in 
1649, in which year he rented, in partnership with Goosen 
Gerrittsen, the Patroon's brewery, at 450 gl. a year, paying in 
addition one guilder for every ton of beer which they brewed. 
This duty amounted in the first year to 330 gl., and in the 
following season they worked up 1500 schepels of malt. On 
the 2d of June, 1656, he laid the corner-stone of the " new 
church," in Beverwyck, and we find him subsequently part 
proprietor of Pachonakelick, called by the Dutch Mohican's, 
or Long Island, below Bethlehem. He had the character of 
an upright citizen, and to his credit it must be added, he rose 
by his honest industry from small beginnings. 

Ryckert Rutgersen, was engaged, when he first came out, 
at 120 gl. per annum for a term of six years. In 1648 he took 
a six years' lease of Bethlehem Island, at 300 gl. per annum, 
besides the tenths. He received three horses and two or three 
cows on halves, and the Patroon was to build him a barn 
and dwelling-house, he cutting and drawing the timber and 
boarding the carpenters. He was exempt from rent and tithes 
for the first year. In 1652 he surrendered his lease to Jan 
Ryersen, after whom this island has since been named. 

The settlers of 1636 came out in the ship Rensselaerswyck, 
having sailed from Holland on the 1st of October of that year. 

1637- 

Jan Michaelsen, from Edam, tailor, and his boy. 

Pieter Nicolaussen, from Nordinge. 

Teunis Cornelissen van Vechten, succeeded Michel 
Jansen on his farm in 1646, and lived in 1648 at the south end 
of Greenbush. 



i35 

Burger Joris, smith. 

Jan Ryersen ; the island situated opposite the junction of 
the towns of Bethlehem and Coeymans, on the Hudson, was 
called Jan Ryersen's island, in consequence of this man having 
lived there in 1652. 

Abraham Stevensen, surnamed Croaet, a boy. 

Cornelis Teunissen, from Merkerk. 

Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick, married first, Gerritje 
Brants, daughter of Brant Peelen ; second, in July 1657, 
Annetje Lievens. He was a brewer in the Colonie in 1649, in 
which year he accepted, after a good deal of solicitation, the 
office of magistrate, or Gerechtspersoon. Was afterwards one 
of the part owners of Nachtenack, the Indian name for the site 
of the present village of Waterford, Saratoga County. 

Willem Juriaensen Bakker, was banished from the 
Colonie in 1650, at the age of seventy years, in consequence of 
his repeated misdeeds. 

1638. 

Jan Dircksen, from Amersfoort. 

Wybrant Pietersen. 

Willem Meynten. 

Martin Hendricksen, from Hamelwaard. 

Adriaen Berghoorn. 

Hendrick Fredricksen. 

Gerrit Hendricksen. 

Cornelis Leendertsen. 

Francis Allertsen, cooper. 

roeloff cornelissen van houten. 

volckert jansen. 

Jacob Jansen Nostrandt. 

Christoffel Davits, lived in 1650 on a farm at Domine's 
Hoeck, now called Van Wie's Point, and subsequently moved 
to Wildwyck. 

Claes Jansen Ruyter. 

Jacob Flodder, his man. 

Gysbert Adriaensen, from Bunick, came out in the Key of 
Calmar. 

Teunis Dircksen van Vechten, came out with wife, child, 
and two servants, in the Arms of Norway, and had a farm, 
in 1648, at Greenbush, north of that occupied by Teunis Cor- 



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nelissen van Vechten. He is referred to, in 1663, as "an old 
inhabitant here." 

1639. 

Jacob Adriaensen, from Utrecht. 

Ryer Stoffelsen. 

Cryn Coknelissen, obtained a license in 1651 to erect a 
saw-mill in company with Hans Jansen van Rotterdam, on 
what is now Coeyman's Creek. 

Adam Roelantsen, from Hamelwaard ; previously a school- 
master in New Amsterdam. 

Sander Leendertsen Glen, married Catalyn Doncassen. 
He was one of the Indian traders at Beverswyck, and finally 
moved to Scotia, near Schenectada, of which tract he obtained 
a patent from Gov. Nicholls, in 1665. Reference is made 
probably to this gentleman by the French in their account of 
the burning of Schenectada, anno 1690, in the following terms : 
" At daybreak some men were sent to the dwelling of Mr. 
Sander, who was Major of the place at the other side of the 
river. He was not willing to surrender, and began to put 
himself on the defensive, with his servants and some Indians. 
But as it was resolved not to do him any harm, in consequence 
of the good treatment which the French had formerly experi- 
enced at his hands, M. d'Iberville and the great Agniez pro- 
ceeded thither alone, promised him quarter for himself, his 
people and property, whereupon he laid down his arms on 
parole." 

Pieter Jacobsen, and wife. 

GlLLES BARENTSEN. 
CORNELIS SPIERINCK. 
JOHAN POOG. 

Claes Jansen, from Breda. 
Claes Tyssen. 

1640. 

Nys Jacobsen. 

Jan Teunissen, carpenter. 

Jannitje Teunissen. 

Teunis Jacobsen, from Schoenderwordt, brother to Rutger 
Jacobsen ; had 90 gl. a year salary for the first three years, 
and 100 for the next three. He became a trader in 1651. 

Andries Hubertsen Constapel van der Blaes, married 



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Annetje Juriaensen ; owned a tile kiln in Beverswyck, and 
died in 1662. 

Andries de Vos, brother-in-law to Barent Pieterse Coey- 
mans, was Gerechtspersoon, or magistrate, in 1648. 

Adriaen Teunissen van der Belt. 

Jan Jansen from Rotterdam, was killed in the Indian war 
in 1644. 

Jacob Jansen van Campen. 

Jan Cornelissen van Houtten. 

Jan Creynen. 

Cornelis Kryne van Houtten. 

Claes Gerritsen. 

1641. 

Adriaen van der Donck, officer, or sheriff, or Schout. 

Cornelis Antonissen van Slyck, alias Broer Cornelissen, 
was the first patentee of Katskill, anno 1646. Van Slyck's 
Island, opposite Schenectada, was so called after one of his 
sons, Jacques, to whom it was granted 13th Nov., 1662, by 
Director Stuyvesant. 

Claes Gysbertsen. 

Jacob Wolfertsen. 

Teunis de Metselaer. 

Cornelis Cornelissen, " Vosje," from Schoonderwoerdt. 

JORIS BORRELINGEN EnGELSMAN. 

Claes Jansen van Ruth. 

1642. 

Domine Johannes Megapolensis, Jun. ; Matheld Willem- 
sen, his wife ; Hellegond, Dirck, Jan, and Samuel, their chil- 
dren. Samuel M., the last named son, was sent to Harvard 
College in 1657, spent three years there, and then proceeded 
to the University of Leyden, where he was licensed, in 1662, 
as a minister, and obtained the degree of M.D. On his return 
he became collegiate pastor of the church at New Amsterdam, 
and was appointed by Gov. Stuyvesant one of the commis- 
sioners to negotiate with the British the articles relating to the 
capitulation of the Province. — Rev. Dr. DeWitt. 

Abraham Staes, surgeon. 

Evert Pels, from Steltyn, brewer, and wife ; lived at the 
Mill Creek, Greenbush. 



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cornelis lambertsen van doorm. 

Johan Helms van Baasle. 

Juriaen Westval, from Leyderdorp (near Leyden). 

Claes Jansen, from Waalwyck. 

Joachim Kuttelhuys, from Cremyn. 

Paulus Jansen, from Gertruydenberg. 

Hans Vos, from Baden, court messenger ; was sheriff 's con- 
stable in New Amsterdam in 1661. 

Lucas Smith, from Ickemsburg ; left the Colonie in the 
spring of 1646, with the character of " een eerlyk ende vroom 
jongman "—an honorable and virtuous young man. 

CORNELIS CRYNNESEN. 

Cornelis Hendricksen van Es, Gerechtspersoon, or magis- 
trate. His daughter Elizabeth married one Banckers. " Cryn 
Cornelissen declares that, in the spring of 1643, while convey- 
ing some of the guests, on the ice, to the wedding of Van Es's 
daughter, a mare belonging to him (Cryn) and a stud belonging 
to Vander Donck, were drowned in the neighborhood of Black, 
or Horse's Point (omtrent de Swarte ofte Paerde Hoeck), 
for which he understands Van der Donck received 150 guilders 
($60) from the wedding party." 

Cornelis Gerritsen, from Schoonderwoerdt. 

Wm. Frederickson, from Leyden, free carpenter. 

Antonie de Hooges, commis, afterwards Secretary of the 
Colonie. " His daughter and only child," says Bensen, " mar- 
ried Herman Rutgers, the ancestor of the respectable family 
of the name among us." De Hooges died in 1658. The well- 
known promontory in the Highlands was called Anthony's 
Nose, after him. 

Johan Holmes. 

Juriaen , from Sleswyck. 

Johan Corstiaenssen, mariner. 

Hendrick Albertsen, second time of his coming out. He 
was the first ferry master in Bevervvyck ; died in 1648 or 1649. 

Gertrude Dries, from Driesbergen, his wife. 

Hendrick Dries, her brother. 

Albert Jansen, from Amsterdam. 

Geertje Mannix, widow and two children. 

Nicolaus Kookn, sergeant or wachtmeester, succeeded Van 
der Donck as sheriff. 

Adriaen Cornelissen, from Bersingeren. 

Jan Jansen Flodder, carpenter. 



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Pieter Wyncoop,' commis. 

Arendt Teunissen, from Luyten. 

Cornelis Segers, from Voorhoudt, succeeded Van der 
Donck on the farm called VVeelysburgh, on Castle Island ; 
married Bregje Jacobsen, by'whom he had six children: Cor- 
nelis, Claes, Seger, Jannitje, Neltje, and Lysbeth. The last 
named married Francois Boon, without her parents' consent, 
and was disinherited, having been left by will only j£i Flemish. 
Seger married Jannitje Teunissen van Vechten, and was killed, 
anno 1662, by Andries Hubertsen in a brawl. Many of the 
Segers family are still residents of the county of Albany. 

Jacob Aertsen Wagenaar. 

Jan Creyne, from Houten. 

Jan Dircksen Engelsman, from Amersfoort. 

Herry de Backer. " I have known a gunner named 
Harry de Backer, who killed at one shot from his gun, eleven 
gray geese out of a large flock."— Van der Donck. 

Adriaen Willemsen ; banished for theft in 1644. 

1643. '644- 1645- 

Pieter Hertgers, from Vee, was one of the commissaries 
of the court at FortjOrange in 1654 ; died in Holland, 1670. 

Abraham Clock. 

Jan Barentsen Wemp, removed subsequently to Schenec- 
tada, where he became proprietor of some land. His widow 
married Sweer Teunissen van Velse. 

Richard Brigham. 

Lambert van Valckenburg. 

Jacob Jansen Schermerhorn, married Jannitje, daughter 
of Cornelis Segers. He was a prominent trader in Beverwyck 
in 1648, when he was arrested by Stuyvesant, on a charge of 
selling fire-arms and ammunition to the Indians. His books 
and papers were seized, and himself removed a prisoner to 
Fort Amsterdam, where he was sentenced to banishment for five 
years, and the confiscation of all his property. By the inter- 
ference of some leading citizens the first part of the sentence 
was struck out, but his property was totally lost. These pro- 
ceedings against Schermerhorn formed, subsequently, a ground 
of complaint against Stuyvesant to the States-General. 

Claes Teunissen, alias " Uylenspiegel." 

Gysbert Cornelissen, from Wesepe ; called also Gysbertop 



140 

de Berg, from the fact of his having lived on a farm called the 
" Hooge Berg " situate on the east side of the river, a little below 
Albany, which he rented in 1649 at 300 gl. a year. This 
farm still retains its original Dutch name, and is now owned by 
Joachim Staats, Esq. 

1646. 

Jan Jansen van Bremen, lived in Bethlehem, and moved, 
anno 1650, to Katskill. 

Harman Mynderts van der Bogaert, arrived in New 
Netherland, anno 1631, as surgeon of the company's ship 
Eendracht ; he continued in the company's service to 1633, 
after which he resided in New Amsterdam until appointed 
commissary to Fort Orange. 

He was highly respected, though from all accounts he ap- 
pears to have been of an irascible temper. An instance is men- 
tioned of his having attempted, in the excitement of a high 
quarrel, when' both appear to have been in a violent passion, to 
throw the Director-General out of a boat in which they were 
sailing on the river ; he was, it is added, with difficulty pre- 
vented from accomplishing his purpose. He occasionally 
wrote his name Harmanus a Boghardij. He came, I believe, 
to a violent death in 1649. Carl van Brugge succeeded him as 
commissary at Fort Orange. 

Jan van Hoosem. 

Jacob Herrick. 

Hendrick Westercamp. 

Jan Andriesen, from Dublin, leased a bouwerie in 1649, 
described as lying " north of Stony Point, being the north half 
of the Flatt." 

Tomas Higgens. 

Wolf Nyssen, executed. 

Jan Willemsen Scuth. 

Willem I.eendertsen, brass-founder. 

Pieter Bronck, built a tavern in Beverwyck in 1651, which 
was then the third at that place ; afterwards lived at Coxsackie, 
the creek at which place was called by the Dutch, Peter 
Bronck's Kill. 

Tomas Kenningh. 

Jan de Neger, Scherprechter, or hangman to the Colonie. 

Jacob Jansen van Stoutenburgh. 



PASSENGER LISTS 1657 TO 1664 

FROM "DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF NEW YORK," VOL. III., 
PP. 52-63. 

1657. 

April. In the Draetvat. 

Arent Janssen, house carpenter, and wife and daughter. 

Marcus de Chousoy, and wife, two workmen, and two 
boys. 

Teunis Craey, from Venlo, and wife, four children, and 
two servants. 

Heinrich Stoeff. 

Jacob Hendricksen Haen, painter. 

Adriaen Vincent. 

johannis smetdes. 

Dirk Buyskes. 

December. In the Gilded Otter. 

Claes Pauwelson, from Detmarsum, mason. 
Jan Jansen van den Bos, mason, and his brother. 

In the Jan Baptist. 

Jan Sudeich, and wife and two children. 

Claes Sudeich. 

Adam Bref.men, from Aecken. 

Douwe Claessen, from Medemblick, mason. 

Cornelis Barentsen Vande Kuyl. 

Thys Jacobsen. 

1658. 

May. In the Moesman. 

Jan Adriaensen, from Duyvelant. 
Christina Bleyers, from Stoltenau. 
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142 

Ursel Dircks, from Holstein, and two children. 
Geertzen Buyers. 

In the Gilded Beaver. 

Jan Barentsen, house carpenter, and workman. 

Anthony De Mis, from Haerlem, and wife and two chil- 
dren. 

The wife of Andries van der Sluys, Clerk in Fort Orange, 
and child. 

Charel Fonteyn, Frenchman and wife. 

Peter Claessen, from Holstein, farmer, wife and two 
children. 

Gerrit Gerritsen, from Gilthuys, tailor. 

Jan Jansen, house carpenter, wife and four children. 

Jan Gouwenberch, from Hoorn. 

Adriaen van Laer, from Amsterdam, and servant. 

Jan Gerretsen Buytenhuys, baker, and wife, and suck- 
ing child. 

VVlLLEM VAN VREDENBURCH. 

Cornelis Andriessen Hoogland, tailor. 
Peter van Halen, from Utrecht, and wife, two children, 
and boy. 

Simon Bouche. 

Cornelis Hendricksen, from Ens. 
Jan Evertsen, from Gloockens. 
Tryntje Pieters, maiden. 

June. In the Brownfish. 

Jannetje Volckertse, wife of Evert Luykese, baker, 
and daughter. 

Douwe Harmsen, from Friesland, and wife and four chil- 
dren. 

Adriaen Jansen, from Zealand, fisherman. 

Francois Abrahamsen, from Flissingen. 

Joris Jansen, from Hoorn, house carpenter. 

Jan Aerensen, from Kampen, farmer. 

Jan Isbrands, rope maker. 

Huybert de Bruyn. 

Machteld Stoffelsen, widow, is acquainted with agricul- 
ture. 



H3 

Dirck Smith, ensign in the Company's service, and a young 
child. 

Jannetje Hermens, maiden, and her brother, Jan Har- 

MENSEN. 

Maria Claes, maiden. 

Francisco de Gordosa, from Davingen. 

Charles Garet. 

Jan Leynie, from Paris. 

Dingeman Jansen, from Dordrecht and his bride. 

Claes Wolf, from the Elbe, sailor. 

Harmen Dircksen, from Norway, wife and child. 

Adam van Santen, wife, and two children. 

February. In the Faith. 

Jan Woutersen, from Ravesteyn, shoemaker, and wife and 
daughter. 

Catalyntje Cranenburg, maiden. 

Jan van Coppenol, from Remsen, farmer, and wife and two 
children. 

Matthys Roeloffs, from Denmark, and wife and child. 

Sophia Roeloffs. 

Geertruy Jochems, from Hamburgh, wife of Claes Claes- 
sen, from Amersfoort, now in N. Netherland, and two children. 

Peter Corneliss, from Holsteyn, laborer. 

Peter Jacobs, from Holsteyn. 

Josyntje Verhagen, from Middelburg, and daughter. 

Saertge Hendricks, from Delft. 

Egbert Meynderts, from Amsterdam, and wife and child 
and servant. 

Jan Leurens Noorman, and wife. 

Harmen Coerten, from Voorhuysen, and wife and five 
children. i 

Magalantje Teunis, from Voorhuysen. 

Feytje Dircks. 

Gillis Jansen van Garder, and wife and four children. 

Bastiaen Clement, from Doornick. 

Adrian Fournoi, from Valenciennes. 

Jannetje Eyckers, from East Friesland. 

Joris Jorissen Townsen, from Redfort, mason. 

Nicholas Gillissen Marschal. 

Wouter Gerritsen, from Kootdyck. 



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Jan Jacobsen, from Utrecht, farmer, and wife, mother, and 
two children. 

Arent Francken, from Iperen. 

Dennys Isacksen, from Wyck by Duurstede. 

Weyntje Martens van Gorchem. 

Vroutje Gerrits, wife of Cosyn Gerritsen, wheelwright. 

Jan Dircksen, from Alckmaer, wife and three children. 

Nettert Jansen, from Embden. 

Epke Jacobs, from Harlingen, farmer, and wife and five sons. 

Stoffel Gerritsen, from Laer. 

Jan Meynderts, from Iperen, farmer, and wife. 

Jan Barents Ameshof, from Amsterdam. 

Symon Drune, from Henegouw. 

Hendrick. Harmensen, from Amsterdam. 

Evert Cornellissen, from the vicinity of Amersfoort. 

Laurens Jacobs van der VVielen. 

Jannetje Theunis van Ysselstein. 

Jan Roelofsen, from Naerden, farmer. 

Jacob Hendricks, from the Highland, and maid-servant. 

Goosen van Twiller, from New-Kerk. 

Lawrens Janssen, from VVormer. 

Jan Harmens, from Amersfoort, tailor, and wife and four 
children. 

Evert Marschal, glasier, from Amsterdam, and wife and 
daughter. 

Boele Roelofsen, Joncker, and wife and four children, be- 
sides his wife's sister and a boy. 

In the Otter. 

Carel Bevois, from Leyden, and wife and three children. 
Marten Warnarts Stolten, from Swoll. 
Cornelis Jansen van der Veer, farmer. 
Jan Luycas, from Oldenseel, shoemaker, and wife and young 
child. 

Roelof Dircksen, from Sweden. 
Sweris Dirxsz, from Sweden. 

April. In the Beaver. 

Peter Arentsen Diesvelt, tailor. 
Amadeas Fougie, Frenchman, farmer. 



H5 

Jacques Reneau, Frenchman, agriculturist. 

Jacques Monier, Frenchman, agriculturist. 

Pierre Monier, Frenchman, agriculturist. 

Matthieu Savariau, Frenchman, agriculturist. 

Pierre Grissaut, Frenchman, agriculturist. 

Maintien Jans, from Amsterdam, maiden. 

Peter Follenaer, from Hasselt. 

Cornelis Michielsen, from Medemblick. 

Grietje Christians, from Tonningen. 

Claes Jansen, from Purmerend, wheelwright, and wife, ser- 
vant, and child. 

Marten van de Wert, from Utrecht, hatter. 

Peter van Ecke, planter, from Leyden. 

Jacobus vander Schelling, and his boy. 

Albert Theunissen Vermeulen, from Rotterdam, and 
wife and four children. 

Geertry van Meulen, maiden. 

Hannetje Ruvtenbeck, maiden. 

Matthew Andriessen, from Peters-houck. 

Hendrick Theunisz Hellinck, and wife. 

Lawrens van der Spiegel, from Vlissingen. 



In the Moesman. 

Lysbeth Arents, wife of Corn. Barents, and daughter. 

Aertje Leenders, widow, from Amsterdam. 

Barent van Loo, from Elburg. 

Willem Jansen, from Rotterdam, fisherman, and wife and 
young child, and maid-servant. 

Peter Petersen, alias Pia, from Picardy, and wife and 
daughter. 

Dirck Belet, from Breda, cooper. 

Louis Aertz, from Bruges, planter. 

Gerrit Corn, from Nievv-Kerk, and wife and boy and one 
child. 

Engelbrecht Sternhuysen, from Soest, tailor. 

Thys Jansen, from Ter-Gouw, agriculturist. 

Albert Petersen, mason. 

Geerty Claesen. 

Gerrit Petersen. 

Gillis Mandeville. 



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December. In the Faith. 

Christiaen de Lorie, from St. Malo. 

Hendrick Jansen Spiers, and wife and two children. 

Adriaen Huybertsen Sterrevelt, agriculturist. 

Harmen Stepfer, from the Duchy of Cleef. 

Joost Adriaensen Pynacker, from Delft. 

Philip Langelens, agriculturist, and wife and two children. 

Hendrick Bos, from Leyden, and wife and two children. 

Gerrit Gerritsen, from Wageningen, wife and one child. 

William Aertsen, from Wagening. 

Gerrit van Manen, from Wagening. 

Albert Gerritsen, from Wagening. 

Jan Gerritsen Hagel. 

Hendrick Jansen, from Wagening. 

Jan Aertsen, from Amersfoort. 

Jacob Jansen, from Amersfoort. 

Tys Jansen, from Amersfoort. 

Wessel Wesselsen, from Munster. 

Adolph Hardenbroeck, and wife and son. 

Claes Theunissen, from Gorcum, and his servant and boy. 

Lubbert Harmensen, from Overyssel. 

Lammert Huybertsen, from Wagening, and wife and two 
children. 

Jan Harmans, and wife and young child. 

Roeloft Hendricks, from Drenthe. 

Femmetje Hendricksen, maiden. 

Maria Mooris, from Arnhem, maiden. 

Marten Abrahamsen, from Bloemendael, and wife and two 
children. 

The wife of Hans Sodurat, baker, and two children. 

Leendert Arentsen Groenevelt and wife. 

Aeltje Jacobsen, maiden. 

Willem Petersen, from Amersfoort. 

Claes Tysen, cooper, and two children. 

1660. 

March. In the Love. 

Wiggert Reinders, from Ter Gouw, farmer. 
Maritje Jansen, maiden. 

Bart Jansen, from Amsterdam, mason, and wife and three 
children. 



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Cornelis Davitsen Schaets, wheelwright. 

Laurens Harmens, from Holstein, and wife. 

Dirck Gerritsen van Dien, from Tricht, agriculturist. 

In the Moesman. 

Peter Lourens and wife. 

Hendrick Jansen, from Amersfoort, and wife and four 
children. 

In the Gilded Beaver, 

Annetje Abrahams, maiden. 

Cornelis Niesen's wife. 

Jonas Bartesen, and wife and two children. 

Maria Jans, orphan daughter. 

April. In the Spotted Coiv. 

Jan Soubanich, from Byle in Drenthe. 

Albert Janss, from Drenthe. 

Peter Jacobs, from East Friesland. 

Cornelis Bartels, from Drenthe. 

Steven Koorts, from Drenthe, and wife and seven children. 

Jan Kevers, from the Landscape Drenthe, and wife. 

Focke Jansen, from Drenthe, agriculturist, and wife and 
seven children. 

Claes Arentsen, from Drenthe, and wife and three 
children and boy. 

Govert Egberts, from Meppelt, farmer's servant. 

Evertje Dircks, from Drenthe, maiden. 

Egbertje Dircks, from Drenthe, maiden. 

Peter Jansen, shoemaker, from Drenthe, and wife and 
four children. 

Coert Cartkns, from Drenthe, farmer's servant. 

Roelof Swartwout, agriculturist, (on his return to New 
Netherland, where he had previously resided). 

Cornelis Jacobs van Leeuwen, in the service of Swart- 
wout. 

Arent Meuwens, from Gelderland, in Swartwout's service. 

Ariaen Huyberts, from Jena, in Swartwout's service. 

Peter Hinham, from Nimwegen, tailor. 

Albert Hevmans, agriculturist, from Gelderland, and wife 
and eight children. 



1. 



Jan Jacobsen Mol. 
Annetje Harmens, maiden. 
Beletje Foppe. 
Elias Gyseling, from Zealand. 

Roll of Soldiers Embarked in the Ship Moesman for 
New Netherland, March 9, 1660. 

Peter Gysen, from Doornick, Adelborst, with his wife. 

Harmen Hendricks, from Deventer. 

William vander Beecke, from Oudenaerde. 

Jan Jansen, from Duynkerken. 

Pieter Beyard, from Nieupoort. 

Jacob Jansen, from Muyden. 

Andries Norman, from Steenwyck. 

Marten Petersen, from Steenwyck. 

Willem van Schure, from Leuven. 

Adrianus Forbiet, from Brussel. 

Johannis Verele, from Antwerp. 

Matthys Princen, from Waltneel. 

List of Soldiers Embarked in the Ship the Spotted Cow, 
April 15, 1660. 

Claes Petersen, Adelborst, from Detmarsum. 
Claes Hayen, from Bremen. 

Soldiers. 

Jan Petersen, from Detmarsen. 

Gerrit Manneel, from Haen. 

Conraet Croos, from Switzerland. 

Hendrick Eyck, from Srahuys. 

Christian Bartels Ruysh, from Amsterdam. 

Hendrick Steveterinck, from Osnabrugge. 

Peter Martens, from Laens. 

John Hamelton, from Hamelton. 

Johan Verpronck, from Bonn above Ceulen, a smith and 
baker. 

Jan Wilekheresen, from Bergen in Norway. 

Peter Petersen, from Amsterdam, with his wife and two 
children. 

Brant Kemenes, from Dockum. 



149 

Dirck Jansen, from Rylevelt. 

Harman Jansen Engsinck, from Oldenseel. 

Johannes Levelin, from Bulhausen. 

Michiel Brouwnal, from (Berg) Mont-Eassel. 

List of Soldiers Embarked for New Netherland in 
the Ship Otter, April 27, 1660. 

Jan Vresen, from Hamburg, Adelborst, and wife and two 
children. 

Jacob Lovseler, from Francfort. 

Daniel Lengelgraast, from Amsterdam. 

Thomas Vorstuyt, from Bremen. 

Harmen Hellings, from Verda. 

Gysbert Dircksen, from Schans te voorn. 

Teunis Warten, from Gorcum. 

Ferdinandus Willays, from Cortryck. 

Reinier Cornelis, from Utrecht, to be discharged when- 
ever he request it, to follow his trade. 

Joost Kockeiot, from Wrimigen (Wieringen ? ) 

Jan Vaex, from Nieustad. 

Jan Vier, from Bon. 

Jan Claesen, from Outserenter. 

Paulus Mettermans, from L'Orient. 

Peter Teunis, from Steenburg. 

Immigrants. In the Gilded Otter. 

Joost Huyberts, from Gelderland, agriculturist, and wife 
and two children. 

Philip Cassier, from Calais, agriculturist, and wife and 
four children. 

David Uplie, from Calais, agriculturist, and wife. 

Matthews Blanchard, from Artois, agriculturist, and 
wife and three children. 

Jan Adriaensen van Duyvelant's wife. 

Anthony Krypel, from Artois ; agriculturist, and wife. 

Causter Jacob's wife, from Hoesem, and daughter. 

Willem Jacobsen, from Haerlem ; agriculturist. 

Bastiaen Glissen, from Calemburg, agriculturist, and 
wife and five children. 

Gerrit Jansz van Veen, from Calemburg, farmer's boy. 

Gerrit Aartsen van Buren, agriculturist. 



15° 

Gerrit Cornelissen van Buren, agriculturist. 
Cornelis Abrahams, from Gelderland ; agriculturist. 

1661. 
January. In the Golden Eagle. 

Cornelis Gerlossen, from East Friesland, tailor. 
Jannetje Barents, widow of Jan Quisthout. 
Jacob Farments, wife and child. 

May. In the Beaver. 

Hugh Barentsen de Clein, and wife and seven children. 
Peter Marcelis, from Beest, and wife and four children 
and two servants. 

Aert Pietersen Buys, from Beest, and wife and son. 

Frans Jacobsen, from Beest, and wife and two children. 

Widow Geertje Cornelis, from Beest, and six children. 

Widow Adriaentje Cornelis, from Beest, and daughter. 

Goosen Jansen van Noort, from Beest. 

Hendrick Dries, from Beest. 

Neeltje Jans, from Beest. 

Geertruy Teunnissen, from Beest. 

Geertje Willems, from Amsterdam. 

Aert Teunissen Middagh. 

Jacob Bastiaensen, from Heycop. 

Estienne Genejoy, from Rochelle, wife and three children. 

Jan Lammertsen, from Bremen. 

Hendrickje Jochems. 

Geertje Jochems. 

Wouter Thysen, from Hilversom. 

Gideon Jacobs. 

The son of Evert Peterson, Consoler of the sick. 

In the St. Jean Baptist. 

Gerrit Gerritsen, from Besevenn. 

Gommert Paulessen, from Antwerp. 

Aerent Teunissen, from Amsterdam, and wife and two 
children. 

Jan Theunissen, from Amsterdam, and wife and two 
children. 



i5i 

Annetje van Genen, from Sinden. 

Geertje Samsons, from Weesp. 

Jan Willemse.m, from the Loosdrecht, and wife and two 
sons. 

Peter Bielliou, from Pays de Vaud, and wife and four 
children. 

Walraven Luten, from Flanders, and wife and infant. 

Mynuer Coerten, from Adighem. 

Claes Jansen, from Uithoorn, and wife and child. 

Andries Imans, from Leyden. 

Jacob Abrahamsen Santvoort. 

Gerrit Hendricksen, from Swoll. 

Tys Barensten, from Leirdam, and wife and three children. 

Cornelis Dircksen Vos, from Leirdam, and wife, mother, 
and two children. 

November. In the Purmerland Church. 

Barent Cornelissen Slecht. 

1662. 

January. In the Golden Eagle. 

Peter Jansen Cuyck, from Heusden, argiculturist. 
Peter Jansen, from Amsterdam, agriculturist. 
Teunis Dircksen Boer, and wife and three children. 
Seiwart Petersen, from Hoesem, malster. 

March. In the Faith. 

Lysbet Harmens, from the Traert. 

Jan Gerrits, from Embden, laborer. 

Jacob Wouters, from Amsterdam. 

Barent Witten Hooft, from Munster, tailor, and wife 
and two children. 

Stoffel Smet, from Keurlo, agriculturist. 

Adriaen Hendricks, from Borckelo, agriculturist. 

Precilla Homes, and her brother and an infant. 

Thomas Harmensen Brouweks, from Sevenbergen, 
farmer. 

Symon Cornie, farmer from France, and wife. 

Adriaen Gerritsen, from Utrecht, agriculturist, and wife 
and five children. 



152 

Albert Jansen, from Steenwyck, tailor. 
Reinier Petersen, from Steenwyck, agriculturist. 
Claes van Campen, from Oldenburg, farmer's boy. 
Adriaen Aartsen, from Thillerwarden in Guilderland. 
Hendrick Arentsen, from the same place, laborer. 

April. In the Hope. 

Annetje Hendricks, wife of Jan Evertsen, shoemaker, 
and five children. 

Cornelis Dircksen Hooglant, agriculturist, wife and son 
and daughter. 

Jacob Jansen, N. Netherland, farmer, and wife and three 
children. 

Adriaen Vincian, from Tournay, agriculturist. 

Jochem Engelburgh, from Heusden. 

Gerrit Hargerinck, from Newenhuys, and two sons. 

Annetje Gillis, from Beest, servant girl. 

Jan Petersen, from Deventer, tailor, and wife and three 
children. 

Jan Timmer, from Gorcum, and wife. 

Luvtje Gerrits, agriculturist, from Friesland. 

Peckle Dircksen, from Friesland. 

Willem Lubbertsen, from Meppel, agriculturist, and 
wife and six children. 

Lubbert Lubbertsen, from Meppel, agriculturist, and 
wife and four children. 

Jan Barentsen, from Meppel, agriculturist, and wife and 
five children. 

Gerrit Jacobsen, from Meppel, agriculturist. 

Harmtje Barents, from Meppel, maiden. 

Willem Pietersen de Groot, and wife and five children. 

Abel Hardenbroeck, and wife and child and servant 
named Casper Ovencamp. 

Balthaser de Vos, from Utrecht, farmer, and wife. 

Hendrick Aldertsen, from the Thielerwaerd, farmer and 
two children. 

Albert Buer, from Gulick. 

Jan Spiegelaer, and wife. 

August. In the Fox. 

Jan de la Warde, from Antwerp. 
Albert Saboriski, from Prussia. 



153 

Anthony Dircksen, from Brabant. 

Pierre Martin, from Pays de Vaud. 

Gerardus Ive, from Pays de Vaud. 

Joost Grand, from Pays de Vaud. 

Jan Lechaire, from Valenciennes, carpenter. 

Jan Albertsen, from Steenwyck, and wife and child. 

Ammerens Claesen, maiden. She appears to have been the 
sister of Tjerck Claesen De Witt. 

Hendrick Albertsen, laborer. 

Jan Claesen, laborer. 

Lysbet Hendricksen. 

Jan Bossch, from Westphalen. 

Roelof Hermansen, from Germany, and wife. 

Robbert de la Main, from Dieppe. 

David Kraffort, mason, and wife and child. 

Jacomyntje Jacobs, daughter of Jacob Swart. 

Juriaen Jansen, from Holstein. 

Annetje Anthonis, wife of Gerrit Mannaet, and her 
child. 

Souverain Ten Houte, baker. 

Albert Hendricksen, from Maersen, house carpenter. 

Symon Scholts, from Prussia. 

Hendrick Tymensen, from Loosdrecht. 

David Ackerman, from the Mayory of Bosch, and wife and 
six children. 

Willem Symonsen, from Amsterdam. 

Pierre de Marc, from Rouen, shoemaker. 

Dirck Storm, from the Mayory of Bosch, and wife and 
three children. 

David Davidsen, from Maestricht. 

Jan Joosten, from the Thielerwaert, and wife and five 
children. 

Claes Barents, from Dort. 

Lendert Dircksen Van Venloo, of Rumunt (Roermond ?). 

Adreaen Lowrensen, from Loesren, carpenter. 

October. In the Purmerland Church. 

Claus Paulus, from Detmarsum, and wife. 
Nicolas du Put, from Artois, and wife and three children. 
Arnout du Tois, from Ryssel (Lisle), and wife and one 
child. 



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Gideon Merlit, and wife and four children. 
Louis Louhman, and wife and three children. 
Jacques Cossaris, and wife and two children. 
Jan de Conchilier (now Consilyea), and wife and five 
children. 
Jacob Colff, from Leyden, and wife and two children. 
Judith Jans, from Leyden, maiden. 
Carsten Jansen. 
Ferdinandus de Mulder. 
Isaac Verniel, and wife and four children. 
Abelis Setshoorx. 
Claes Jansen van Heynengen. 

1663. 

March. In the Rosetree. 

Andries Pif.tersen, from Bergen. 

Dirck Everts, from Amersfoort, and wife and three 
children. 

Peter Jansen, from Amersfoort, and four children. 

Frederick Claesen, from Norway. 

Jeremias Jansen, from Westerhoot. 

Jan Jacobsen, from East Friesland, and wife and two 
children. 

Hendrick Hendrick,sen, from Westphalia. 

Hendrick Lammerts, from Amersfoort. 

Jan Jansen Verkerck, from Buren, and wife and five 
children. 

Jannetje Willemsen. 

Adrian Lammertsen, from Tielderveen, and wife and six 
children. 

Jacob Hendricks, his nephew. 

Theunis Jansen, from the country of Liege, and wife and 
six children. 

Thys Jansen, from the country of Leige, and four children. 

Theunis Gerritsen, painter, from Buren. 

Jan Petersen Buys, from Beest. 

Hendrick Hansen, from Germany. 

Edward Smith, from Leyden. 

Peter Martensen, from Ditmarsum, and child. 

Bay Groesvelt, and wife and infant. 

Cornelis Claesen, from Amsterdam. 



155 

Hendrick Abels, from Leyden. 
Barent Holst, from Hamburgh. 
Hendrick Wessels, from Wishem. 

Claes Wouters, from Amersfoort, and wife and one child. 
Grietje Hendricks, wife of Jan Arentsen, Smith in 
Esopus, and daughter. 

Jan Cornelisz, from Lemmigen. 

Hendrick Jansen, painter. 

Grietje Harmens, from Alckmaer. 

Frederick Claesen, from Mespelen (Meppelen ?). 

In the Eagle. 

WlLLEM SCHOT. 

Elias Jansen, from Tiel. 

Dirck Schiltman, from Tiel. 

Andrees Petersen, from Tiel. 

Maria Laurens. 

Grietje Jaspers, from Tiel, maiden. 

Dirck Lucas. 

Clement Rosens. 

Evert Dircksen, from Vianen, and two children. 

April. In the Spotted Cow. 

Hendrick Corneliss, from New Netherland. 

Staes de Groot, from Tricht. 

Elje Barents, the wife of Adam Bremen, and servant girl. 

Jan Laurens, from Schoonder Woort, and wife and two 
children. 

Theunis Bastiaensen Cool, and child. 

Jan Bastiaensen, from Leerdam, and wife and four 
children. 

Giel Bastiaensen, from Leerdam, and wife and four 
children. 

Gerrit Jans, from Arnhem, and wife and brother-in-law, 
Arnoldus VVillems. 

Joris Adriaensen, from Leerdam. 

Peter Matthysen, from Limborgh. 

Jan Boerhans. 

Lammert Jansen Dorlant. 

Gerrit Verbeeck. 

Grietje Gerrits, the wife of Dirck Jansen, and two 
children. 



156 

Adriaen Jansen Honink, from Well, and wife and four 
children. 

Hans Jacob Sardingh. 

Juriaen Tomassen, from Reypen. 

Jan Laurens, from Reypen. 

Jan Otto van Teyl, and wife and child. 

Matthys Bastiaensen van der Peich, and daughter. 

Marytje Theunis, from Beest. 

Jerome Bovie, from Pays de Vaud, and wife and five 
children. 

David de Marest, from Picardy, and wife and four 
children. 

Pierre Niu, from die Pays de Vaud, and wife, young child, 
and sister. 

Jean Mesurole, from Picardy, and wife and infant. 
Jean Arien, from Montpellier, and wife and child (removed 
to the Islands). 

Martin Renare, from Picardy, and wife and child. 
Jacob Kerve, from Leyden, and wife. 
Pierre Parmentie, from Pays de Vaud, and wife and son. 
Joost Houpleine, from Flanders, and wife and son. 
Joost Houpleine, junior, and wife and infant. 
Guilliam Goffou, from Sweden. 
Moillart Journay, from Pays de Vaud. 
Pierre Richard, from Paris. 

June. In the Star. 

Peter Worster. 

Vieu Pont, from Normandy. 

Joan Paul de Rues. 

In the St. Jacob. 

Geertje Huyberts, wife of Jan Gerritsen, from Marken, 
and nephew. 

Annetje Jacobs, from Gorinchem. 



September. In the Stctin. 

Schout Olferts, from Friesland, and wife and child and 
servant, Foppe Johannis. 
Jacob Govertsen, and son. 
Jan Jansen, the younger, and wife and child. 
Claes Jansen, from Amsterdam, and wife and three children. 



'57 

Anthoni Berghman, from Gorcum. 

Hendrick Gerretsen, from Arnhem. 

Willem Van Voorst, from Arnhem. 

Grietje Jansen, from Weldorp. 

Cornelis Teunissen, from Norway. 

Peter Carstensen, from Holsteyn, and son. 

Jacob Bastiaensen, from Newerveen. 

Jan Jansen, from Norway, and wife. 

Grietje Hargeringh, Jan Haugeringh, from Newen- 
huys. 

Johannes Burger, from Geemen. 

Gysbert Krynne Boelhon't. 

Beletje Jacobs, from Naerden. 

Reinier Claesen, from Francken (Franeker ?). 

Hessel Megelis, from Friesland. 

Jan Laurense, from New Netherland. 

Albert Adriaense de Bruyn, from the Betawe. 

Dirck Teunissen, from Naerden. 

Jan Vreesen, from Hamburg. 

Jan Roelofsen, from Norway. 

Susanna Verplanck, and child. 

Lysbet Ver Schuren. 

Jan Brouwer, and brother. 

Annetje Hendricks, wife of Fredrick Hendricks, 
cooper. 

Douwe Aukes. 

Merine Johannis, and wife and four children, together 
with his wife's sister and his servant. 

October. In the St. Peter. 

Marritje Jans, from Amsterdam. 
Boel Roelofs, from Priesland. 

Peter Alberts, from Vlissingen, and wife and two 
children. 

Ariaen Peters Kume, from Flissingen. 
Willem Luycasp, from Maeslands-Sluys. 

1664. 

January. In the Faith. 

Marcelis Jansen, from Bommel, farmer. 
Evert Tack, from the Barony of Breda. 



158 

Lysbet Arens, from Amsterdam, and child. 

Johannis Hardenbroeck, from Elberfeld, and wife and 
four children. 

Janneken Juriaensen, from Gorcum. 

Corneliss Cornelissen Veknoey, and wife and infant. 

Lysbet de Roode, from Dantzick, wife of John Saline, 
and child. 

Sara Teunis. 

In the Broken Heart. 

Lysbeth Jansen, from Wie, near Goch. 

The wife of Govert Van Oy, and two children. 

Jan Jansen, from Amsterdam. 

Claes Gerritsen, son of Gerrit Lubbertsen, from Wesel- 

S. Vander Wessels. 

Jan Wouterse, from Norden. 

In the Beaver. 
Anietje Hendricks, from den Briel. 

April. In the Concord. 

Abigel Verplanck, and child. 

Claes Mellis, from Great-Schermer, and wife and two chil- 
dren, and servant. 

Jan Taelman. 

Hendrick Bartholomeus, and five chilren. 

Claes Gerritsen, and wife and child. 

Jentje Jeppes, and wife and three children. 

Bastiaen Corneliss, from Maersen. 

Maes Willems, from Heyland. 

The wife of Jan Evertsen van Lier, and child. 

Claes Andriessen, from Holsteyn. 

Gerrit Gerritsen, from Swol. 

Sicke Jans, from Amsterdam. 

Seravia vander Hagen, and child. 

Carel Enjoert, from Flanders, and wife and three 
children. 

Hendrick. Wienrick, from Wesel. 

Adriaentje Hendricks, and child. 



THE ROLL 



Off those who have Taken the Oath off Allegiance in the 
Kings County in the Province off New Yorke the 26 : 27 : 
28 : 29 : and 30th day off September In the Third yeare off 
his Mag ts1 ' Raigne annoque Domine 1687. 

(mss. in sec's office.) 

From vol. i., page 659, Documentary History of A r ew York. 

OF FFLACKBUSH. 

Willem Jacobs Van Boerum, was in this country 38 years. 

Christoffel Probasco, ^ years. 

Hendrick Rijcken, 24 years. 

Pieter Strycker, native of this Province of N : Yorke. 

Cornells Pieterse, native. 

Cornelis Peters Luyster, native. 

Dirck Jansn Van Vliet, 23 years. 

Gerrit Lubberse, native. 

Ruth Albertse, 25 years. 

Gerrardus Beakman, native. 

Jacob Henk. Hafften, 23 years. 

Gerrit Dorlant, native. 

Engelbert Lott, native. 

Simon Hanssen, 48 years. 

Jacob Willem Van Bueren, 38 years. 

Reynier Aertsen, 34 years. 

Pieter Lott, 35 years. 

Cornelis Barense Van Wyck, 27 years. 

Jacob Remsen, native. 

Jan Harmenssen Van Amesfoort, 29 years. 

Willem Hendrickse, native. 

Joseph Hegeman, 37 years. 

159 



i6o 

Claes Willkens, 25 years. 

Willem Guil Janse, 47 years. 

Auke Reynierse, native. 

Jooris Remssen, native. 

Jan Wouterse Van Bosch, 28 years. 

Lambert Jansen, native. 

Jan Remsen, native. 

Jan Dircks Van Vliet, 23 years. 

Hendrickus Hegeman, 36 years. 

Jan Spigelaer, 25 years. 

Adriaen Hend. Aaten, 36 years. 

Lefferd Pieterse, 27 years. 

Isaack Hegeman, native. 

Pieter Guil Janse, 45 years. 

Pieter Willemsen, native. 

Cornelis Jansse Seeu, 27 years. 

Hendrick Lott, native. 

Daniel Polhemius, native. 

Jan Van Ditmaertz, native. 

Denijs Theunissen, native. 

T an Strycker, 35 years. 

Isaack Van Cassant, 35 years. 

Jan Barense Blom, native. 

Adriaen Reyerse, 41 years. 

Aris Vanderbilt, native. 

Auke Janse Van Nuys, 36 years. 

Elbert Adriaense, native. 

Daniel Remsen, native. 

Jacob Vandebilt, native. 

Marten Adriaense, native. 

Christiaen Snediker, native. 

Abram Hegeman, native 

Jan Cornelissen Vander Veer, native. 

Theodorus Van Wijck, native. 

Thomas Aaten, native. 

Gerrit Snediker, native. 

Hendrick Janse, native. 

Roeloff Verkerck, 24 years. 

Barent Janssen, native. 

Jacobus Hegeman, 36 years. 

Hendrick Willemse, 38 years. 

Dirck Jan Hooglant, 30 years. 



i6i 

Jan Dircks Hooglant, native 
Willem Dircks Hooglant, native. 
Jan Oake, 36 years. 
Gerrit Janse Strijker, 35 years. 
Rem Remssen, native. 

OF BKEUCKLYN 

Thomas Lamberse, 36 years. 

Jooris Hanssen, native. 

Hendrick Vechten, 27 years. 

Claes Arense Vechten, 27 years. 

Jan Aertsen, 26 years. 

Hendrick Claasen, ^j years. 

Jacob Hanssen Bergen, native. 

Jooris Martens, native. 

Hendrick Thyssen, 21 years. 

Mauritius Couverts, native. 

Willem Huycken, 24 years. 

Theunis Gysbertse Bogaert, 35 years 

Willem Bennitt, native. 

Hendrick Lamberse, native. 

Jan Ffredricks, 35 years. 

Jan Couverts, native. 

Luycas Couverts, 24 years. 

Ffrans Abramse, native. 

Gerrit Aerts Middag, native. 

Simon Aertsen, 23 years. 

Matthys Cornelisen, 24 years. 

Ephraim Hendricks, ^3 years.' 
Claes Thomas Van Dyck, native. 
Jeronimus d'Rapale, native. 
Jeronimus Remsen, native. 
Casper Janssen, native. 
Achias Janse Vandijck, 36 years. 
Jacob Joorissen, native. 
Jacobus d'Beauvois, 28 years. 
Harmen Joorissen, native. 
Jacob Willemse Bennit, native. 
Jacob Brouwer, native. 
Bourgon Broulaet, 12 years. 
Jan Damen, 37 years. 



Cornells Subrink, native. 
Hendrick Sleght, 35 years. 

Juriaen Vanderbreets, native. 

Pieter Staats, native. 

Abram Remsen, native. 

Machiel Hanssen, native. 

Theunis Tobiassen, native. 

Pieter Corsen, native. 

Theunis Janse Couverts, 36 years. 

Aert Simonssen, native. 

Adam Brouwer, Junior, native. 

Alexander Schaers, native. 

Willem Pos, native. 

Jan Gerrise Dorland, 35 years. 

Johannis Casperse, 35 years. 

Claes Barentse Blom, native. 

Pieter Brouwer, native. 

Abram Brouwer, native. 

Jan Bennitt, native. 

Barent Sleght, native. 

Jacobus Vande Water, 29 years. 

Benjamin Vande Water, native. 

Pieter Weynants, native. 
Joost Ffranssen, 33 years. 
Hendrick Aaten, native. 
Jan Janse Staats, native. 
Claes Simons, native. 
Anthony Souso, 5 years. 
Joost Casperse, 35 years. 
Thijs Lubberse, 50 years. 
Paulus Dirckse, 36 years. 
Adam Brouwer, 45 years. 
Josias Dreths, 26 years. 
Pieter Van Nesten, 40 years. 
Jan Theunisen, native. 
Dirck Janse Woertman, 40 years. 
Daniel d'Rapale, native. 
Gijsbert Boomgaert, native. 
Volkert Vanderbrats, native. 
Jan Buys, 39 years. 
Gerrit Dorlant, native. 
Adriaen Bennit, native. 



163 

Thomas Verdon, native. 
Pieter Janse Staats, native. 

OF NEW UIJTRECHT. 

Tielman Vandermij, 13 years. 

Karel Janse Vandijck, 35 years. 

Jan Janse Vandijck, 35 years. 

Thomas Tierckse, 35 years. 

Wouter Van Pelt, 24 years. 

Jacob Christiaense, native. 

Lambert Janse, 22 years. 

Jan Van Deventer, 25 years. 

Cornelis Janse Vandeventer, native. 

Gijsbert Thysen Laenen, 24 years. 

Theunis Janse Van Pelt Laenen, 24 years. 

Anthony Van Pelt, 24 years. 

Jan Clement, 22 years. 

Cornelis Wijnhart, 30 years. 

Kreyn Janse Van Meeteren, 24 years. 

Joost Rutsen Van Brent, native. 

Aert Theunissen Van Pelt, native. 

Anthony du Chaine, 24 years. 

Jan Thijssen Laenen, native. 

Jacob Thijssen Laenen, native. 

Laurens Janse, native. 

Jan Van Cleeff, 34 years. 

Willem Klinckenberg, native. 

Nicolas Vandergrifft, native. 

Jan Van Kerck, Sr., 24 years. 

Jan Van Kerck, Jr., native. 

Barent Joosten Ridder, 35 years. 

Hendrick Mathysse Smack, 33 years. 

Cornelis Van Kleeff, native. 

Dirck Janse Van Sutphen, 36 years. 

Jan Kiersen, 38 years. 

Gerrit Courten Van Voorhuys, native. 

Ruth Joosten Van Brunt, 34 years. 

Pieter Ffransisco, native. 

Jacques Cortejou, 35 years. 

Jacques Corteljou, Junior, native. 

Cornelis Corteljou, native. 



164 

Pieter Corteljou, native. 

Willem Corteljouw, native. 

Gerrit Cornelis Van Duyn, 38 years. 

Cornelis Gerris Vanduyn, native. 

Denijs Gerrise Vanduyn, native. 

Laurens Janse de Camp, 23 years. 

Pieter Thyssen, native. 

Swaen Janssen, ^^ years. 

Gerrit Stoffelse, 36 years. 

Jan Hanssen Bruynenburg, 48 years. 

Stoffel Gerritse, native. 

Joost Debaene, 4 years. 

Hendrick Janse Kamminga, 9 years. 

Cornelis Rutsen Van Brunt, native. 

Barent Verkerck, native. 

OF BOSWIJCK. 

Volkert Dirckse, native. 
Pieter Janse De Witt, 35 years. 
Pieter Daniel, 10 years. 
Adrian La Fforge, 15 years. 
Joost Kockuyt, 27 years. 
Isaack La Ffebre, 4 years. 
Pieter Schamp, 15 years. 
Wouter Gysbert Verschier, 38 years. 
Pieter Loyse, native. 
Jacques Ffontaine, native. 
Pelgrom Klock, 31 years. 
Volkert Witt, native. 
Daniel Waldron, 35 years. 
Simon Haecks, 16 years. 
Cornelis Loyse, 36 years. 
Jean Le Quie, 30 years. 
Alezander Cockevaer, 30 years. 
Albert Hendrickse, 25 years. 
Jean Miseroll, Junior, 20 years. 
Claes Cornelissen Kat, 25 years. 
Michiel Palmentier, 23 years. 
Vincent Bale, 4 years. 
Pieter Para, 28 years. 
Johannis Ffontaine, native. 



i65 

Jean de Consilie, 25 years. 

Josst Durie, 12 years. 

Jan Janse, 36 years. 

Jacob Janse, native. 

Pieter Simonse, native. 

Jacob Dirckse Rosekrans, native. 

Jochem Verschuer, native. 

Hendrick Verschuer, native. 

Laurens Koeck, 26 years. 

OF FFLACKLAND. 

Elbert Elbertse, 50 years. 

Roeloff Martense Schenck, 37 years. 

Jan Roeloffs Schenck, native. 

Jan Martense Schenck, 37 years. 

Jan Theunis Van Dyckhuys, 34 years. 

Court Stevense Van Voorhuys, 27 years 

Pieter Nevius, native. 

Abram Willemsen, 25 years. 

Marten Roeloffe Schenck, native. 

Hans Janssen, 47 years. 

Albert Courten Van Voorhuys, native. 

Pieter Claasen Wijckoff, 51 years. 

Simon Janse Van Aerts Daalen, 34 years. 

Cornelis Simonsen Van Aertsdaalen, native. 

Gerrit Pieterse Wijckoff, native. 

Jan Brouwer, 30 years. 

Gerrit Hanssen, native. 

Evert Janssen Van Wickelen, 23 years. 

Claes Pieterse Wijckoff, native. 

Dirck Brouwer, native. 

Gerrit Hendrickse Bresse, native. 

Pieter Brouwer, native. 

Dirck Janssen Ammerman, 37 years. 

Adriaen Kume, 27 years. 

Gerret Elberts Stoothoff, native. 

Jacob Strijcker, 36 years. 

Dirck Stoffelse, 30 years. 

Stoffel Dirckse, native. 

Fferdinandus Van Sichgelen, 35 years. 

Hendrick Pieterse Wijckoff, native. 



1 66 

Willem Gerritse Van Couwenhooven, native. 

Gerrit Willemsen Van Couwenhooven, native. 

Jan Pieterse Wijckoff, native. 

Anthony Wanshaer, native. 

Luycas Stevense, 27 years. 

Pieter Cornelis Luyster, 31 years. 

Jan Stevense, 27 years. 

Ruth Bruynsen, 34 years. 

Willem Willemse Borcklo, native. 

Pieter Pieterse Tull, 30 years. 

Hendrick Brouwer, native. 

Pieter Monffoort, native. 

Theunis Janse Van Amach, 14 years. 

Thys Pieterse Luyster, 31 years. 

Jan Albertse Terhuen, native. 

Willem Davies, 34 years. 

Johannis Willemse, 25 years. 

OF CRAVENS END. 

Renier Van Siegelen, native. 
Stoffel Janse Romeyn, 34 years. 
Johannis Machielse, native. 
John Boisbilland, 2 years. 

HAD LETTERS OF DENISATIE. 

Barent Juriaense, 29 years. 

Jan Barense Van Zutphen, 30 years. 

Marten Pieterse, native. 

Jochem Gulick, 34 years. 

Cornelis Buys, native. 

Jan Willemsen Van Borcklo, native. 

Rem Gerritse, native. 

Adam Machielse Messcher, 40 years. 

Willem Willemse, 30 years. 

Jan Carstense, native. 

Johannis Brouwer, native. 



LIST OF THE OWNERS 

of houses and lots in the city of New Amsterdam about the 
year 1674, at the final cession to the English ; the property 
being classified according to its relative value, as first, second, 
third, and fourth, with the national descent of the persons 
named, — given to illustrate the condition of the population at 
that era, — and their estimated wealth.' — Valentine's History of 
the City of New York, pp. 319-330. 

On the west side of the present Pearl Street, between Franklin 
Square and Wall Street, known at that time as the Smith's Valley. 



OWNER. 


CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 




PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Henry Brazier 


Third 


Dutch 


$I,SOO 


William Beekman 


First 


Dutch 


IO,000 


Abraham, Verplanck 


Third 


Dutch 


3,000 


William Rodney 


Third 


English 


1,000 


Derrick Norman 


Fourth 


Dutch 




John Lawrence 


Fourth 


English 


i,5°° 


Christopher Ellsworth 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Joost Carelzen 


Fourth 


Dutch 


500 


Lambert Clomp 


Third 


Dutch 


500 


Joseph Hollaker 


Fourth 


English 


500 


Henry Ricks 


Second 


English 


500 


Henry Lamberts 


Fourth 


Dutch 


500 


Peter Lawrence 


Fourth 


Dutch 


500 


John Vinje 


First 


Dutch 


2,500 


John Bolasser 


Second 


English 


1,000 



1 The estimate of the wealth of the several inhabitants of New York, at 
this period is not based upon any single document, but is compiled from 
various sources, and is only designed by the author to be considered as an 
approximate estimate, formed from the best evidence within reach. 
167 



1 68 





CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


OWNER. 


PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Abraham Lamberts Mol 


Second 


Dutch 


$1,200 


Henry Van de Water 


Second 


Dutch 


i,5°° 


Albert Cornells 


Third 


Dutch 


5°° 


Cornelis Clopper 


First 


Dutch 


IO,000 


Evert Everts 


Second 


Dutch 


1,000 


Elizabeth Clasen 


Fourth 


Dutch 




Dirck Evertsen Floyd 


Second 


Dutch 


I,000 


John Johnson Slott 


Third 


Dutch 


1,200 


Martyn Meyer 


First 


Dutch 


i.5°° 



On the present west side of Pearl Street, between Wall and 
William Streets, then a part of the street called The Water Side. 



Ann Litschoe 


Second 


Dutch 


$1,500 


Widow DeHart 


First 


Dutch 


15,000 


John Lawrence 


First 


English 


10,000 


Heirs A. Jochemsen 


Third 


Dutch 




Carsten Leersen 


Second 


Dutch 


7,5 00 


Cornelius Dirle 


First 


English 


3,000 


Jacob Loockermans 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Widow Loockermans 


Second 


Dutch 


4,000 


Jacobus Dehart 


First 


Dutch 


7,000 


Joannes Van Brugh 


First 


Dutch 


15,000 


Thomas Lewis 


First 


English 


10,000 



On the presefit Old Slip, between Stone and Pearl Streets, then 
a part of the street called The Water Side. 



Evert Duyckink 



Second Dutch 



On the present northerly side of Pearl Street, between Old Slip 
and Broad Street, then a part of the street called The Water Side. 



Tryntje Clock 


Third 


Dutch 


$1,000 


John Shackerly 


First 


English 


3,000 


Widow of B. Joris 


Second 


Dutch 


^S 00 


Thomas Wandell 


Third 


Dutch 


1,200 


John Darvall 


Second 


English 


5,000 


Charles Van Brugh 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Lodowyck Post 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Gov. Lovelace 


First 


English 




Rinier Johnson 


Second 


Dutch 


1,200 



i6g 



OWNER 


CLASS OF 
PROPERTY. 


NATIONAL 
DESCENT, 


ESTIMATED 
WEALTH. 


Cornells Jansen Van Horn 


Second 


Dutch 


$5,ooc 


Albert Bush 


Second 


Dutch 


1,200 


Sybout Clasen 


Second 


Dutch 


1,000 


Stephanus Van Cortland 


First 


Dutch 


■5,000 



On the present north side of Pearl Street, between Broad and 
Whitehall Streets, then a part 0/ the street called The iVater Side. 



Isaac Morland 


First 


English 


$5, 000 


James Matthews 


First 


English 


6,ooo 


Nicholas Jansen 


First 


Dutch 


i.5 00 


Gulian Verplanck 


First 


Dutch 


8,000 


Samuel Edsall 


First 


Dutch 


2,500 


John Hendricks Bruyn 


First 


Dutch 


10,000 


Allard Anthony 


First 


Dutch 


3.5°° 


Lucas Tienhoven 


First 


Dutch 


3,5°° 


Widow Bedlow 


First 


Dutch 


1,000 


Mary Jacobs 


First 


Dutch 


1,000 


Elizabeth Drissius 


First 


Dutch 


8,000 


Paulus Richards 


Second 


French 


10,000 


Peter Bayard 


Second 


Dutch 


2,500 



On the west side of the present Whitehall Street, between Pearl 
and Slate Streets, then also a pari of The Water Side. 



Jacob Leisler 
William Darvall 



First 
First 



Dutch 

English 



fl,30,ooo 
30,000 



On the present State Street, near Whitehall Street, then also a 
part of The Water Side. 

John Shumis Fourth Dutch 

John Everts Lasalras Fourth Dutch 



On the present Pearl Street, between Whitehall and State 
Streets, then known as Pearl Street. 



Christopher Hooghland 
Garret Uregnon 
Anna Van Borsum 
Henry Sellopen 
William Cook 



Second Dutch 

Second Dutch 

First Dutch 

Second Dutch 

Fourth English 



fS,ooo 

500 

3, coo 



170 



Jan Schouten 
Henry Araits 
Jacob Van de Water 
Pieter Jacobs Marius 
Thomas Lamberts 
Andrew Clare 
Thomas Lawrens 
Jurien Blanck 
Warner Wessels 
William Allen 
Nicholas Bordingh 
Andrew Bresteede 
Michael Smith 
Isaac Greveraet 
Cornelis Van Borsum 



CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Second 


Dutch 


$I,O00 


Second 


Spanish 




Second 


Dutch 


2,500 


Second 


Dutch 


6,000 


Second 


Dutch 




Third 


English 




Second 


Dutch 


4,000 


Second 


Dutch 


1,000 


Second 


Dutch 


2,50O 


Second 


English 


1,000 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Second 


Dutch 


1,000 


Second 


English 


1,000 


Second 


Dutch 


5,000 


First 


Dutch 


10 000 



On the present east side of Whitehall Street, between Pearl and 
Beaver Streets, then known as a part of the Marketfield and 
Broadway. 



Cornelis Steenwyck 

Richard Man 

Peter De Rymer 

Mettie Greveraet 

Frederick Philipse Three sm 

Jacob Tunis De Kay 

Barent Corten 

John Stevens 

William J. DeChamp 

Frederick Arents 



On the present east side of Broadway, between Beaver and 
Wall Streets, then known as a part of the Marketfield and 
Broadway. 



First 


Dutch 


$50,000 


Second 


Dutch 


4,000 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Fourth 


Dutch 




:all houses 


Dutch 




Second 


Dutch 


8,000 


Third 


Dutch 


4,000 


First 


English 


2,000 


Third 


French 


5,000 


Second 


Dutch 


2,000 



Widow Bresteede 


Second 


Dutch 


$1,000 


Jaques Cosseau 


Third 


French 


3,000 


Isaac Abrahams 


Fourth 


Dutch 




Walter Hayes 


Third 


English 




Garret the Miller 


Third 


Dutch 




Captain Lockwood 


Fourth 


English 





i7i 





CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


OWNER. 


PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Suert Olpherts 


Second 


Dutch 


$5,000 


G. Garrits 


Fourth 


Dutch 




John Hendricks Van Gunst 


Third 


Dutch 


I,000 


Abraham Whorley 


Third 


English 


2,000 


John Meynderse 


Third 


Dutch 


I,O00 


Governor Lovelace 


Second 


English 




Evert Arisen 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Isaac Greveraat 


Third 


Dutch 




William Vanderscheuren 


Second 


Dutch 


2,000 


Derrick Wessells 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


John Van Gelder 


Third 


Dutch 


2,000 


John VVatkins 


Third 


English 


1,000 


Philip Polers 


Second 


English 


1,000 


William Lawrence 


Second 


English 


2,000 


George Cook 


Third 


English 


2,500 


Harman Smeeman 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Paulus Turck 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Albert Leenders 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Samuel Leete 


Third 


English 


2,000 



On the present west side of Broadway, between Battery Place 
and Rector Street, then knoiun as a part of the Marketfield and 
Broadway. 



Anna Cox 




First 


Dutch 


$5,000 


Martin Crigier 




Second 


Dutch 


5,000 


Gerrit Van Tright 




Second 


Dutch 


6,000 


Gabriel Minvielle 




First 


French 


15,000 


Balthazar Bayard 




First 


Dutch 


7,000 


Lucas Andrews 




Second 


Dutch 


2,500 


John Joosten 




Second 


Dutch 


4,000 


Robert Darkins 




Second 


English 


5,000 


Arnold Fabritius 




Fourth 


French 




Pieter Simkam 




Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Hendrick Van Dy< 


:k 


Second 


Dutch 


5,000 


Humphrey Davenport 


First 


English 


2,500 


Richard Blake 




First 


English 


6,000 


Pieter King 




Third 


English 


3,000 


Francis Lee 




Third 


English 


3,000 


William Vredenbu 


rgh 


Third 


Dutch 


r,ooo 



172 



OWNER. 



On the present Broadway, above Wall Street, then also called 
Broadway. 

CLASS OF 
PROPERTY. 

Third 
Third 
Third 
Third 



Garrit Roos 
Pieter Stoutenburgh 
George Cobbett 
Domine Haronbrisk 



NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Dutch 


$2,5°° 


Dutch 


5,000 


Dutch 


I.OOO 



On the south side of the present Wall Street, between Broad- 
way and Pearl Street, then known as The Walls. 



Matthias Janes 


Fourth 


English 


Anna Hall 


Fourth 


English 


Barse Lott 


Fourth 


English 


Robert Story 


Third 


English 


John Johnson Landyke 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Jacob Smith 


Fourth 


English 


Mrs. Gibbs 


Fourth 


English 


Zachariah Sluce 


Third 


English 


Cornelius Johnson 


Third 


English 


Frederick Hays 


Third 


English 


Derrick Smith 


Second 


Dutch 


Jarvis Marshal 


Third 


English 


Adrian Dircksen 


Third 


Dutch 


Gilbert Elberts 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Henry Brazier 


Third 


Dutch 


Samuel Wilson 


First 


English 



5,000 



20,000 



On the north side of the present Stone Street, between William 
and Broad Streets, then known as a part of the High Street. 



Coenraet Ten Eyck, Jr. 


Second 


Dutch 


$2,000 


Nicholas Bayard 


First 


Dutch 


15,000 


David Johnson 


Second 


English 




John Harpending 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


John Johnson Landyke 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Evert Wessells 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Widow Mynderts 


Third 


Dutch 




William D'Honeur 


First 


French 


2,500 


Nicholas De Meyer 


'First 


Dutch 


10,000 


Barent Coerten 


Second 


Dutch 


8,000 


John Cooley 


First 


English 


4,000 



'73 



Barent Coursfield 

Jacob Abrahams 

Abel Hardenbroek 

Est. of J. W. Van Couwenhoven First 



CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Second 


Dutch 




Second 


Dutch 


$5,000 


Second 


Dutch 


2,50O 


l First 


Dutch 





On the present south side of Stone Street, between William and 
Broad Streets, then known as a part of The High Street. 



Evert Duyckink 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Henry Wessells 


Second 


Dutch 


Peter Vandewater 


First 


Dutch 


Peter J. Van Werkendam 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Carel Van Brugh 


Third 


Dutch 


Geertruyd Ibeer 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Sigismundis Lucas 


Third 


Dutch 


Lawrence Hulst 


Third 


Dutch 


Augustyn Blydenburgh 


Second 


Dutch 


George Johnson 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Evert Pietersen 


Second 


Dutch 


Adolph Pietersen 


Second 


Dutch 


Rinier Willemsen 


Second 


Dutch 



2,000 
2,000 



1,000 

I,OC0 

2,000 



2,500 

6,000 



On the present William Street, between Hanover Square and 
Wall Street, then known as The Smith Street. 



Abel Hardenbrook 


Third 


Dutch 


Bernardus Hessel 


Third 


Dutch 


Jacob Israel 


Fourth 


Jewish 


John Smeedes 


Fourth 


Dutch 


John Ray 


Third 


English 


Garret Hendricks 


Third 


Dutch 


Andrew Rees 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Emetje Dircks 


Fourth 


Dutch 


James Woodruff 


Fourth 


English 


Pieter Heermans 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Arthur Strangwide 


Fourth 


English 


Andrew Andrews 


Third 


Dutch 


Andrew Hendricks 


Third 


Dutch 


Henry Volkertsen 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Frederick Harmens 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Albert Trumpeter 


Fourth 


Dutch 



i74 



OWNER. 


CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 




PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


John Andross 


Fourth 


Dutch 




Robert Whitty 


First 


English 


$6,000 


Tymen Van Borsum 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Elias Provoost 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


John Henry 


Third 


English 


1,000 


John Cornells 


Third 


Dutch 


r,ooo 


John Pieters Rosch 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Christian Lauries 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


John Johnson 


Fourth 


Dutch 




David Provoost 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


John Peters 


Third 


Dutch 




Thomas Lewis 


Third 


English 





On the present South William Street, then known as The Mill 



Street Lane 



Henry Van Dusbury 


Fourth 


Dutch 


John Hendrick Van Bommel 


Third 


Dutch 


Jacob Melyn 


Third 


Dutch 


Hans Goderis 


Third 


Dutch 


Carsten Jansen 


Fourth 


Dutch 


The Old Mill House 


Fourth 





On the present Beaver Street, between William and Broad 
Streets, then known as The Smith Street Lane. 



Pieter Wessells 


Third 


Dutch 


Nicholas Bayard 


Third 


Dutch 


John Bush 


Third 


Dutch 


Richard Sinker 


Fourth 


English 


Ambrosius De Weerham 


Third 


Dutch 


Thomas Varden 


Third 


English 


Barent Gerritson 


Third 


Dutch 


John Langstreete 


Third 


Dutch 


John Coersen 


Fourth 


Dutch 


Albert, the Trumpeter 


Fourth 


Dutch 



On the present Broad Street, east side, between South William 
Street and Broad Street, then known as a part of the Heere Graft 
and Princen Graft. 

Adrian Vincent Third Dutch t 1 ^ 00 

Johannes De Peyster Second Dutch 10,000 



i75 





CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


OWNER. 


PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


John Vincent 


Third 


Dutch 


$1,500 


Anna Vincent 


Third 


Dutch 




Claes Lock 


Third 


Dutch 


2,500 


William Bogardus 


Third 


Dutch 




Dirck Clasen 


Third 


Dutch 


i,5°° 


Margaret Backer 


First 


Dutch 


2,000 


Jochem Beekman 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Johannes Vervaelen 


First 


Dutch 


3,000 


Margaret Provoost 


Fourth 


Dutch 


1,500 


William Waldron 


Third 


English 




Alexander Watts 


Second 


English 


2,000 


Abraham Furniss 


Second 


English 


3,000 


William White 


Third 


English 




Otto Grim 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Mrs. De Silla 


Third 


Dutch 


2,000 


William Norwood 


Second 


English 


2,500 


Henry Gerrits 


First 


Dutch 


2,500 



On the present west side of Broad Street, between Wall and 
Beaver Streets, then known as a part of the Sheep Pasture and 
Princen Graft. 



Frederick Hendricks 


Fourth 


Dutch 


$1,000 


The Bark Mill 


Fourth 







Mrs. Drissius (four houses) 


Fourth 


Dutch 




Jacob Tunis Quick 


Fourth 


Dutch 




George Walgrave 


Fourth 


English 


1,000 


Isaac Van Vleck 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Jacob Kip 


First 


Dutch 


8,000 


Daniel Waldron 


Third 


Dutch 




Jacob Mens 


Third 


Dutch 




Thomas Taylor 


Third 


English 




Peter Winster 


Third 


Dutch 




Conraet Ten Eyck 


First 


Dutch 


5,000 


Beetje Tunis 


Third 


Dutch 




Nicholas Delaplaine 


Third 


Dutch 


3,000 


Boile Roelofs 


Second 


Dutch 


2,000 


Cornelis Barens 


Second 


Dutch 


2,000 


Henry Van Borsum 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Jacob Leunis 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Etienne Guineau 


Fourth 


Dutch 





176 

On the present Beaver Street and Marketfield Street {between 
Broad Street and the Bowling Green), and on the west side of 
Broad Street, south of Beaver Street. 



OWNER. 


CLASS OF 
PROPERTY. 


NATIONAL 
DESCENT. 


ESTIMATED 
WEALTH. 


Nicholas Dupuy 


Second 


Dutch 


$2,500 


Egbert Woutersen 


Third 


Dutch 


3.5°° 


H. J. Vandervin 


Third 


Dutch 


5,000 


Henry Bosch 


Second 


Dutch 




Andrew Claus 


Third 


Dutch 




Samuel Davis 


Third 


English 




James Roy 


Third 


English 


1,000 


Henry Van Bommel 


Third 


Dutch 




Lawrence Corlvolt 


Third 


English 


1,000 


Jacob Tormont 


Third 


English 


1,000 


Peter Guilliam 


Second 


English 


l ,5°° 


Henry Jansen 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Arien Jonson 


Third 


Dutch 




Andrew Clasen 


Fourth 


Dutch 




Jacob Tunisen De Kay 


Second 


Dutch 


10,000 


Isaac Deschamps 


Second 


French 


5,000 


Hugh Bayrouts 


Third 


Dutch 




Paulus Richards 


Second 


French 




Lambert, the tailor 


Fourth 


Dutch 




John Adams 


Fourth 


English 




Mettie Jansen 


Third 


Dutch 




David, the turner 


Second 


Dutch 




Derrick Ten Eyck 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Pieter Van VVorden 


Third 


Dutch 




William Merritt 


First 


English 


5,000 


Jaques Cosseau 


Second 


French 


2,000 


Peter Abrahamsen 


Third 


Dutch 




Christopher Van Laar 


Third 


Dutch 


i,5°° 


Hans Kiersted 


Second 


Dutch 


5,000 


Laurens Vander Spiegel 


First 


Dutch 




John Johnson Moll 


Third 


Dutch 


3,000 



On the present Stone Street, between Whitehall and Broad 
Streets, then known as Stone Street. 



John Sharpe First 

Oloff Stevensen Van Cortland First 



English 
Dutch 



$5,000 
30,000 



177 



Sarah De Foreest 
Mr. Palmer 
Frederick Philipse 
John Rider 
Christian Pieters 
Symon Barouts 
Casper Steinmets 
John Johnson 
Laurens Vander Spiegel 



CLASS OF 


NATIONAL 


ESTIMATED 


PROPERTY. 


DESCENT. 


WEALTH. 


Third 


Dutch 


$3,000 


First 


English 


5,000 


First 


Dutch 


150,000 


First 


English 


5,000 


Third 


Dutch 




Third 


Dutch 


1,500 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Third 


Dutch 




Second 


Dutch 


10,000 



On the present Bridge Street, and a small street between Bridge 
and Stone Streets, now closed, then known as the Marcktvelt Straat 
and Winkel Straat. 



Henry Williams 


Second 


Dutch 


$2,500 


Otto Gerritsen 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Jeremias Jansen 


Third 


Dutch 


1,000 


Anthony Jansen 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 


Abraham Jansen 


Third 


Dutch 


1,200 


Henry Kip 


Third 


Dutch 


2,500 


John Derricks Meyer 


Third 


Dutch 


2,000 


Andrew J. Meyer 


Third 


Dutch 




Pieter J. Mories 


Fourth 


Dutch 




William Walsh 


Fourth 


Dutch 




Frederick Gysberts 


Second 


Dutch 


3,000 




LIST OF MEMBERS 



OF THE DUTCH CHURCH IN NEW YORK CITY IN 
THE YEAR 16S6. 

(From the MSS. of Domine Srlyns, by Rev. Dr. De Witt, N. Y. City. 
Valentine's History of the City of New York, pp. 33 J -343- 

Breede Weg (Broadtuay). 

Arentje Cornelis, wife of Albert Barents. 
Paulus Turck and wife Aeltje Barents. 
Maria Turck, wife of Abraham Kermer. 
Conrad Ten Eyck and wife Annetje Daniels. 
Gerrit Jansen Roos and wife Tryntje Arents. 
Tobias Stoutenburgh and wife Annetje Van Hille- 
gorn. 

Marretje Cornelis, wife of Elias Post. 
Juriaf.n Blanck and wife Hester Vanderbeeck. 
Johannes Van Gelder and wife Janneken Monterack. 
Peter Willemse Roome and wife Hester Van Gelder. 
Willem Vanderschuren and wife Grietje Plettenbergh. 
Annetje Berding, wife of Cornelis Crigier. 
Tryntje Cornelis, widow of Christian Pietersen. 
Hendrick Obe and wife Aeltje Claes. 
Evert Aertsen and wife Marretje Herck. 
Willem Aertsen and wife Styntje Nagel. 
Olphf.rt Suert and wife Margaretta Clopper. 
Helena Pietersen, wife of Abraham Mathysen. 
Guert Gerritsen and wife Elizabeth Cornelis. 
Suert Olphertsen and wife Ytie Roelofse. 
" Anneken Mauritz, widow of Domine Van Nieuwen- 

HUYSEN. 

Tryntje Bickers, wife of Walter Heyers. 

Mr. Francois Rombout and wife Helena Teller. 

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179 

Isaac Stevensen and wife Margaretta Van Veen. 

Lucas Andriezen and wife Aeftje Laurens. 

Gerrit Van Tright and wife Maria Vandegrift. 

Balthazar Bayard and wife Marretje Loockermans. 

Blandina Kierstede, wife of Pieter Bayard. 

Rachel Kierstede. 

Jan Peeck and wife Elizabeth Van Imburgh. 

Gysbert Van Imburgh. 

Tryntje Adolph, wife of Thomas Hoeken. 

Elizabeth Lucas, widow of Jan Stephensen. 

Beurs Straat {Exchange Street). 
{Present Whitehall Street). 

Margaretta Pieters, wife of Frederick Arentse. 
Jacob Teller and wife Christina VVessels. 
Jacob De Kay and wife Hillegond Theunis. 
Sara Bedlo, wife of Claes Borger. 
Pieter De Riemer and wife Susanna De Foreest. 
Isaac De Riemer. 

Margaret De Riemer, widow of Mr. Cornelis Steen- 
wyck. 
Andries Grevenraet and wife Anna Van Brugh. 

Parel Straat. 

{Pearl Street between State and Whitehall Streets.) 

Jan Willemsen and wife Elizabeth Frederick. 

Martin Crigier. 

Tryntje Cregier, widow of Stoffel Hooghland. 

Margaretta Blanck, wife of Philip Smith. 

Gerrit Hardenberg and wife Jaepje Schepmoes. 

Sara Hardenberg. 

Isaac Grevenraedt and wife Marritje Jans. 

Hendrick Jillisen Meyert and wife Elsje Rosenvelt. 

Andries Bresteede and wife Annetje Van Borsum. 

Aeltje Schepmoes, widow of Jan Evertsen Keteltas. 

Susanna Marsuryn, widow of Claes Bordingh. 

Gerrit Van Gelder. 

Pieter Le Grand and wife Janneken De Windel. 

Jan Schouten and wife Sara Jans. 

Elizabeth Schouten. 



i8o 



Dirck Teunisen and wife Catalina Frans. 
Warner Wessels and wife Elizabeth Cornelis. 
Nicholas (sic) Blanck, wife of Justus Wilvelt. 
Claesje Blanck, wife of Victor Bicker. 
Tryntje Clahs, widow of Juriaen Blanck. 
Pieter Jacobsen Marius and wife Marratje Beeck. 
Aeltje Willemse, widow of Pieter Cornelisen. 
Thomas Laurenzen and wife Marretje Jans. 
Cornelis Van Langvelt and wife Maria Groenlaet. 
Tryntje Michaels, wife of Andries Clasen. 

Langs 'T Strand. 

(Along the Strand. This embraces the line elsewhere described as 
the Water Side, viz., the West Side of Whitehall Street, 
between State and Pearl Streets, the North Side of Pearl 
Street and Hanover Square, betiveen Whitehall and Wall 
Streets. ) 

Rebecca Delavall, wife of William Dervall. 

Elsje Thymens, wife of Jacob Leisler. 

Susanna Leisler. 

Daniel Veenvos and wife Christina Vandecrist. 

Jacob Leenderzen Vandegrist and wife Rebecca Frede- 
rick. 

Nicholas Vandegrist. 

Rachel Vandegrist. 

Rachel Kip, wife of Lucas Kierstede. 

Celetje Jans, wife of Paulus Richard. 

Elizabeth Grevenraedt, widow of Domine Drissius. 

Pieter Delanoy and wife Elizabeth De Potter. 

Catharina Hedlow. 

Frederick Gysbertsen Vandenbergh and wife Maria 
Lubberts. 

Jannetje Tienhoven, wife of John Smit. 

Henrietta Wessels, widow of Allard Anthony. 

Maria Wessels. 

Benjamin Blanck and wife Judith Edsall. 

Jacobus Kip and wife Hendrickje Wessells. 

Maretje Wessells, widow of Nicholas Jansen (Backer). 

Deborah De Meyer, wife of Thomas Crumdall. 

Albert Bosch and wife Elsje Blanck. 

Anna Maria Jans, wife of Cornelis Jansen Van Hoorn. 



181 



HlLLEGONT CORNELIS, Wife of OLPHERT KREEFTBERG. 

Vrouwtje Cornelis. 

Pieter Jansen Messier and wife Marretje Willemse. 

Conraet Ten Eyck and wife Beletje Hercks. 

Tobias Ten Eyck and wife Elizabeth Hegeman. 

Benjamin Hegeman. 

Hermanus Berger. 

Engeltje Mans, widow of Borger Jorisen. 

Johannes Borger. 

Lucas Tienhoven and wife Tryntje Bording. 

Cornelis Verduyn and wife Sara Hendricks. 

Albert Clock and wife Tryntje Abrahams. 

Martin Clock and wife Elizabeth Abrahams. 

Geesje Barense, widow of Thomas Lewis. 

Catharina Lewis. 

Johannes Van Brugh and wife Catharina Roelofs. 

Cornelia Beeck, wife of Jacobus De Hart. 

Margaretta Hendricksen, wife of John Robertson. 

Carsten Leursen and wife Geertje Quick. 

Aeltje Gysberts, wife of Zacharias Laurens. 

Francytje Andries, wife of Abraham Lubberts. 

Annetje Van Borsum, widow of Egbert Van Borsum. 

Pieter Vandergrief and wife Janneken Van Borsum. 

Robert Sinclair and wife Maria Duycking. 

Langs de Wal (JVall Street). 

Willemtje Claes, wife of Gysbert Elbertse. 

Neeltje Gysbert. 

Adrian Dircksen and wife Elizabeth Jans. 

Heyltje Delachair, wife of John Cavalier. 

Anna Maria Van Giesen, wife of Johannes Jansen. 

Marritje Pieters, wife of Jacob Pietersen. 

Bernardus Hassing and wife Neeltje Van Couwen- 
hoven. 

Geertruyd Jansen, wife of Jan Otten. 

Neeltje Van Tuyl. 

Sophia Claes, wife of Rutger Parker. 

Gf.rrit Cornelisen Van Westeen and wife Wyntje 
Stoutenburg. 

Urseltje Duytman, widow of Johannes Hardenbrook. 

Metje Hardenbrook, wife of Evert Hendricksen. 



182 

Casparus Hardenbrook. 

Harmanus Van Borsum and wife Wybrug Hendricks. 
Claertje Dominicus, wife of Jan Pietersen Slot. 
Gerritje Quick, wife of Leendert De Graw. 

Nieuw Straat {New Street). 

Janneken Jans, wife of Isaac Abrahamsen. 
Daniel Waldron and wife Sara Rutgers. 
Adriaentje Jans, wife of Vincent Delamontagnie. 
Marritje Waldron, wife of Hendrick Gerritsen. 
Aefje Roos, wife of Johannes Van Gelder. 
Heyman Koning and wife Merritje Andries. 
Metje Davids, widow of Abraham Kermer. 
Jan Willemse Roome and wife Maria Bastiaens. 
Annetje Ackerman, wife of Daniel Pietersen. 
Arent Fredericksen and wife Sara Theunis. 
Jurriaen Nagel and wife Jannetje Phillipsen. 
Willem Peers and wife Grietje Kierse. 

Bever Straat. 

{Beaver Street, between Broadway and Broad Street.) 

Jacob Kolve. 

Janneken Lucas, wife of Jacob Van Saun. 
Jacob Phoenix and wife Anna Van Vleck. 
Engeltje Hercks, wife of Jan Everts. 
Hendrick Bosch and wife Egbertje Dircksen. 
Catalina De Vos, wife of Nicholas Depuy. 
Jacob De Koninck. 
Henricus Selyns. 

Hendrick Boelen and wife Anneken Coert. 
Cornelis Vandercuyl and wife Elizabeth Arents. 
Sara Waldron, wife of Laurens Colevelt. 
Abraham Delanoy and wife Cornelia Toll. 

Marckvelt Straat {Marketfield Street). 

Jan Adamsen (Metzelaer) and wife Geertje Dircksen. 
Harman De Grauw and wife Styntje Van Steen- 
bergen. 

Dirck Jansen De Groot and wife Rachel Philipse. 



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Baetje Jans, wife of Pieter Meyer. 

Arent Leenderts De Grauw and wife Maria Hen- 
dricks. 

Brouwers Straat. 

{Now the part of Stone Street between Whitehall and Broad 
Streets.) 

Mr. Frederick Philipse. 

Johanna Van Swaanenberg. 

Anna Blanck, wife of Joris Brugerton. 

Janneken De Kay, wife of Jeremias Tothill. 

Isaac De Foreest and wife Elizabeth Vanderspiegel. 

Sara Philipse, widow of Isaac De Foreest. 

Jan Dircksen and wife Baetje Kip. 

Mr. Stephanus Van Cortland and wife Geertruyd 
Schuyler. 

Jacobus Van Cortland. 

Juffrou Susanna Shrick, wife of Mr. Anthony Brock- 
holst. 

Sara Van der Spiegel, wife of Rip Van Dam. 

Johannes Van der Spiegel. 

Ariaentje Gerritsen, wife of Pieter Juraen. 

Brugh Straat {Bridge Street). 

Otto Gerritsen and wife Engeltje Pieters. 

Jeremias Jansen and wife Catharina Rapelje. 

Metje Grevenraet, widow of Anthony Jansen. 

Abraham Kip. 

Abraham Jansen and wife Tryntje Kip. 

Maria Abrahams. 

Hartman Wessels and wife Elizabeth Jans Cannon. 

Andries Meyer and wife Vrouwtje Van Vorst. 

Jan Dervall and wife Catharina Van Cortland. 

Heeren Gracht, West Zyde {Broad Street, West Side). 

Carel Lodowick. 

Johannes Provoost. 

Brant Schuyler and wife Cornelia Van Cortland. 

Hans Kierstede and wife Janneken Loockermans. 

Evert Arentzen. 



Isaac Arentzen. 

Maria Bennett, wife of Jacobus Verhulst. 
Pieter Abrahamsen Van Duursen and wife Hester 
Webbers. 

Helena Fiellart. 

Harmentje Dircksen, wife of Thomas Koock. 

Dirck Ten Eyck and wife Aefje Eoelen. 

Dr. Johannes Kerfbyl and wife Catharina Hug. 

Margaretta Hagen. 

Aneckje Jans, widow of Pieter Van Naerden. 

Tryntje Pieters. 

Hendrick Jansen Van Vurden and wife Sara Thomas. 

Boele Roelofsen and wife Bayken Arentse. 

Cornelis Quick and wife Maria Van Hooghten. 

Theunis De Kay and wife Helena Van Brugh. 

Agmetje Bouen, wife of Lodowick Post. 

Gerrit Leydecker and wife Neeltje Vandercuyl. 

Hendrick Kermer and wife Annetje Thomas. 

Jan Jansen Moll and wife Engeltje Pieters. 

Jacob Boelen and wife Catharina Clark. 

Dirk Frangen and wife Urseltje Schepmoes. 

Elizabeth Jacobsen, wife of Wybrant Abrahamsen. 

C. Madaleena Dumsteede, wife of Hermanus Wessells. 

Johannes Kip and wife Catharina Kiersted. 

Styntje Paulus, widow of Paulus Jurrisen. 

Isaac Van Vleck and wife Catalina Delanoy. 

Mietje Theunis, wife of Jan Corsen. 

Rutger Willemsen and wife Gysbertje Mauritz. 

Magdaleentje Rutgers, wife of Joris Walgraef. 

Diaconies Huys {Deacon's Home for the Poor, in Broad Street). 

Willem Jansen Roome and wife Marritje Jans. 
Geertje Jans, wife of Reyer Stoffelsen. 
Jannetje Hendricks, wife of Cregera Golis. 
Albert Cuynen and wife Tryntje Jans. 
Elizabeth Jacobs, widow of Jacob Mons. 
Clara Ebel, wife of Pieter Ebel. 

Heeren Gracht, Oost Zyde {Broad Street, East Side). 

Hendrick Arentse and wife Catharina Hardenbrook. 
Anna Thyssen, wife of Hendrick Reniers. 



i«5 

Marritje Cornelis, wife of Frans Clasen. 

Anna VVallis, wife of Wolfert Webber. 

Albertus Ringo and wife Jannetje Stoutenburgh. 

Jan Df.lamontagnie and wife Annetje Waldron. 

Jannetje Van Laer, wife of Simon Breestede. 

Catharina Cregiers, widow of Nicasius De Sille. 

Leendert De Klvn and wife Madelena Wolsum. 

Magdalena Pieters, wife of Joris Jansen. 

Hugh Barentsen De Kleyn and wife Mayken Bartels. 

PlETER StOUTENBURG. 

William Waldron and wife Engeltje Stoutenburg. 

Maria Bon, wife of Jillis Provoost. 

Grietje Jillis, wife of David Provoost. 

Catharina Vanderveen, wife of Jonathan Provoost. 

Jan Willemse Fering and wife Catharina De Meyer. 

Grietje Idens, widow of Pieter Nuys. 

Jacob Mauritzen and wife Greetje Vandegrist. 

Willem Bogardus and wife Walburg De Silla. 

Kniertje Hendricks, wife of Claes Leet. 

Cornelia Lubberts, wife of Johannes De Peyster. 

Paulus Shrick and wife Maria De Peyster. 

Jan Vincent and wife Annetje Jans. 

Arent Isaacsen and wife Elizabeth Stevens. 

Hoogh Straat {High Street). 
{Now the part of Stone Street between Broad and William Streets). 

Rynier Willemsen and wife Susanna Arents. 
Tryntje Arents. 
Geertruyd Reyniers. 

Adolph Pietersen De Groot and wife Aeftje Dircksen. 
Annetje De Groot. 
Maria De Groot. 

Evert Keteltas and wife Hillegond Joris. 
Anna Hardenbroek, wife of John Lillie. 
Johannes Hardenbroek. 

Jacob Abrahamse Santvoort and wife Madalena 
Van Vleet. 

Laurens Holst and wife Hilletje Laurens. 
Janneken Van Dyck, wife of Jan Cooley. 
Elizabeth Cooley. 
Barent Coerten and wife Christina Wessells. 



Sara Ennes wife of Barent Hibon. 

Mr. Nicholas De Meyer and wife Lydia Van Dyck. 

Elizabeth De Meyer. 

Christina Steentjens, wife of Guillame D'Honneur. 

Claes Jansen Stavast, and wife Aefje Gerritsen. 

Evert Wessels and wife Jannetje Stavast. 

Laurens Wessels and wife Aefje Jans. 

Anneken Duyckink, wife of Johannes Hooghland. 

Geertruyd Barents, widow of Jan Hibon. 

Francis Goderus and wife Rebecca Iuens. 

Jan Jansen Van Langendyck and wife Grietje Wessells. 

Jan Harpendinck and wife Mayken Barents. 

Gerrit Duyckinck and wife Maria Abeel. 

Christina Capoens, wife of David Jochemsen. 

Anna Tebelaer, wife of Elias De Windell. 

Marriatje Andries, wife of Jan Bresteede. 

Hendrick Wessells Ten Broeck and wife Jannetje 
Bresteede. 
Geertruyd Bresteede. 

Mr. Nicholas Bayard and wife Judith Verleth. 

Francina Heermans. 

Evert Duycking and wife Hendrickje Simons. 

Cytie Duycking, wife of Willem Bleek. 

Antony De Mill and wife Elizabeth Vanderliphorst. 

Peter De Mill. 

Sarah De Mill. 

Mr. Abraham De Peyster and wife Catharina De 
Peyster. 

Slyck Straat (Mud Street). 

(Now South William Street), 

Jan Hendrick Van Bommel and wife Annetje Abra- 
hams. 

Geertruyd De Haes, wife of Jan Kreeck. 
Emmerensje Laurens, widow of Hendrick Oosterhaven. 
Reendert Oosterhaven. 

Princen Straat (Prince Street.) 
(Now Beaver Street, between Broad and William Streets.) 
Jan Langstraten and wife Marretje Jans. 
Albertje Jans, wife of Jan Jansen Van Quisthout. 



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Hendrick De Foreest and wife Femmetje Flaesbeck. 
Barent Flaesbeck, and wife Marretje Hendricks. 
Susanna Verletts, wife of Jan De Foreest. 
Metje Pieters, wife of Jan Pietersen. 
Nicholas Jansen and wife Janneken Kiersen. 
Annetje Jans, wife of William Moore. 
Ambrosius De Weerham and wife Ariantje Thomas. 
Susanna De Negerin, wife of Thomas De Moor. 

Koninck Straat {King Street). 

Elsje Berger, wife of Jan Sipkens. 

Cornelius Pluvier and wife Neeltje Van Couwen- 
hoven. 

Frederick Hendricksen and wife Styntje Jans. 
Geesje Schuurmans, widow of Bruin Hage. 
Elizabeth Schuurmans. 
Jacob Fransen and wife Madalena Jacobs. 

Smit Straat {Smith Street). 
{Now William Street, below Wall Street). 

Cornelia Roos, widow of Elias Provoost. 
Jan Vinje and wife Wieske Huypkens. 
Asueris Hendricks and wife Neeltje Jans. 
Hester Pluvier, wife of Thymen Fransen. 
Jan Meyer and wife Anna Van Vorst. 
Pieter Jansen and wife Elizabeth Van Hooghten. 
Jan Jansen Van Flemburgh and wife Willemtje 
De Klyn. 

Laurens Hendricks and wife Marretje Jans. 

Hendrick Van Borsum and wife Marretje Cornelis. 

Jannetje Cornelis. 

Thymen Van Borsum and wife Greetje Focken. 

Wyd Timnier. 

Greetje Langendyck, widow of Dirck Dey. 

Jannetje Dey, wife of Frans Cornelissen. 

Jan Pietersen Bosch and wife Jannetje Barents. 

Jannetje Frans, wife of Willem Buyell. 

David Provoost and wife Tryntje Laurens. 

Tryntje Reymers, widow of Meendert Barenzen. 

Marretje Pietersen, wife of Jan Pietersen. 



Smits Valye {Smith's Valley). 

{ Along the road, on the East River shore, above Wall Street ). 

Elizabeth Lubberts, widow of Dirck Fluyt. 

Jan Jansen Van Langendyck. 

Pieter Jansen Van Langendyck. 

Herman Jansen and wife Breechie Elswart. 

Trvntje Hadders, wife of Albert Wantenaer. 

HlLLETJE PlETERS, widow Of CORNELIS CLOPPER. 

Johannes Clopper. 

Margaretta Vermeulen, widow of Hend'k Vande- 
water. 
Adrientje Vandewater. 

Abraham Moll and wife Jacomyntje Van Darlebeck. 
Fytje Sipkens, wife of Roelofse. 
Wilhelmus De Meyer and wife Catharina Bayard. 
Jacob Swart and wife Tryntje Jacobs. 
Sara Joosten, wife of Isaac De Mill. 
Dirck Vandercliff and wife Geesje Hendricks. 
Styntje Jans, wife of Joost Carelse. 
William Hollaker and wife Tryntje Boelen. 
Anna Maria Engelbert, wife of Clement Elswaart. 
Wilhelmus Beekman and wife Catharina De Boog. 
Johannes Beekman and wife Aeltje Thomas. 

Buyten de Land Poort {Outside the Land Gate). 
{On the present Broadway, above Wall Street). 

Anneken Schouten, wife of Theunis Dey. 
Over het versch Water {Beyond pie Fresh Water.) 

{Or beyond the ancient pond, called the Kalck-hoek). 

Wolfert Webber and wife Geertruyd Hassing. 
Neeltje Cornelis, wife of Dirck Cornelisen. 
Arie Cornelisen and wife Rebecca Idens. 
Franciscus Bastiaense and wife Barbara Emanuel. 
Solomon Pieters and wife Marretje Anthony. 
Anthony Saileyren and wife Josyntje Thomas. 
Francois Vanderhook and wife Wyntje De Vries. 
Daniel De Clerk and wife Geesje Cozyns. 
Cozyn Gerritsen and wife Vrouwtje Gerritsen. 



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Jan Thomassen and wife Appollonia Cornelis. 

Pieter Jansen and wife Marietta Jacobs. 

Jacob Kip and wife Maria Delamontagnie. 

Maria Kip. 

Juffrou Judith Isendoorn, widow of De Heer Petrus 
Stuyvesant. 

Nicholas Wm. Stuyvesant and wife Elizabeth Slech- 
tenhorst. 

Marritje Jacobs, wife of Gysbert Servaes. 

Abraham Van de Wostyne. 

Catalina Van de Wostyne. 

Abel Bloetgoot, and wife Ida Adrianse. 

Pieter Jacoissen and wife Beletje Anaense. 

Jan De Groot and wife Margrietje Gerritse. 

Jacob De Groot and wife Grietje Jans. 

Jillis Mandeville and wife Elsje Hendricks. 

Grietje Mandeville. 

Egbert Toekensen and wife Elsje Lucas. 

Johannes Thomassen and wife Aefje Jacobs. 

Johannes Van Couwenhoven and wife Sarah Frans. 

Aen de Groote Kill {Near the Big Creek). 

Conradus Vanderbeeck and wife Elsje Jans. 

Claes Emanuels ) 

\ negroes. 
Jan De Vries ! 

Arme Bouwery {Poor Farm). 

Arnout Webber and wife Janneken Cornelis. 

Margaretta Meyrout, wife of Hendrick Martense. 

Abraham Rycking. 

Wyntje Teunis, wife of Herck Tiebout. 

Annetje Claes, wife of Tunis Cornelisen. 



DUTCH ALIASES. 



By DR. S. S. PURPLE. 




HE following list gives nearly all the 
aliases of males that appear in the 
baptismal records of the Reformed 
Dutch Church in the city of New 
York from 1639 to 1756. The dates 
at the end of each name denote the 
years in which the baptisms of the children of the 
person mentioned are recorded, and in which his 
two first names, or his first and surname, are given. 
Considerable care has been taken in making up 
the list, and it is offered as a help to those engaged 
in tracing the pedigrees of the early Dutch families 
of New York. 



ABRAHAMSZEN. 

Hendrick Abrahamszen Kermer, 1680-1694. 
Hendrick Abrahamszen Rycke, 1681-1692. 
Isaac Abrahamszen Van Deusen, 1659-1670. 
Jacob Abrahamszen Van Deursen, 1665. 
Jacob Abrahamszen Santvoort, 1667-1678. 
Pieter Abrahamszen Van Deursen, 1667-168, 

ADAMSZEN. 

Jan Adamszen Metselaer, 1658-1676. 

ADOLPHSZEN. 

Dirk Adolphszen De Groof, 1694-1707. 

Iyo 



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ADRIANSZEN. 

Ide Adrianszen Van Schaick, 1686-1692. 
Jan Adrianszen Sip, or Zip, 1684-1708. 
Jan Adrianszen Van Duyvelant, 1658-1664. 

ALBERTSZEN. 

Adriaen Albertszen Roos, 1678. 
Leendert Albertszen De Graw, 1685-1703. 
Hendrick Albertszen Bosch, 1661-1666. 

ARENTSZEN. 

Claes Arentszen Tours, 1685- 1694. 
Evert Arentszen Van Hoeck, 1687-1700. 
Harmen Arentszen De Graw, 1686- 1690 (to 
1704?). 
Isaac Arentszen Van Hoeck, 1687-1692. 
Leendert Arentszen De Graw, 1699-1701. 

BARENTSZEN. 

Cornelis Barentszen Van der Cuyl, 1655-1665. 
Cornelis Barentszen Van Wyck, 1677. 
Jacob Barentszen Cool, 1668-1673. 

CASPARSZEN. 

Pieter Casparszen Van Naerden, 1652-1662. 

CLAESZEN. 

Claes Claeszen Bording, 1650-1673. 
Cornelis Claeszen Van den Berg, 1696-1697. 
Cornelis Claeszen Switzart, 1641-1655. 
Dirck Claeszen Draeck, 165 7-1 659. 
Hendrick Claeszen Vechten, 1 691-1704. 

CORNELISZEN. 

Dirck Corneliszen Hooglant, 1662-1692. 

Gerrit Corneliszen Van Westveen, or Van Veen, 
1681-1683. 

Ide Corneliszen Van Vorst, 1653-1662. 

Jacob Corneliszen Stille, 1672-1692. 

Jan Corneliszen Nieukerk, or Van Nieukerk, 
1 7 10-1727. 

Jan Corneliszen Ryck, or De Ryck, 1658-1666. 

Jan Corneliszen Van Texel, 1676-1678. 



192 

Jan Corneliszen Daraen, of Boswyck, 1 676-1 680 
Laurens Corneliszen Koeck, or Cock, 1677-1702. 

CORSZEN. 

Cornelis Corszen Vroom, 1690. 

DIRCKSZEN. 

Cornelis Dirckszen Hoyer, 1690-1706. 
Jan Dirckszen Meyer, 1652-1663. 
Jan Dirckszen Stratemaecker, 1671-1685. 
Jan Dirckszen Van Aernam, 1664- 1680. 
Jan Dirckszen Woertman (Brooklyn Church 
Record), 1 691-1698. 

ELBERTSZEN. 

Gysbert Elbertszen Van Loenen, 1661-1678. 

EPKE. 

Cornelius Epke Banta, 1680- 1700. 
Dirk Epke Banta, 1680-1700. 
Hendrik Epke Banta, 1 680-1 700. 
Seba Epke Banta, 1680-1700. 
Weart Epke Banta, 1 680-1 700. 

EVERTSZEN. 

Arent Evertszen Keteltas, 1661-1674. 
Jan Evertszen Carseboom, or Kerseboom, 1665- 
1682. 

Jan Evertszen Keteltas, 1670-1683. 

FRANSZEN. 

Dirck Franszen Van Dyck, 1675-1689. 
Jacobus Franszen Van Dyck, 1678-1697. 
Jan Franszen Van Huysen, 1640. 
Thomas Franszen Outwater. 
Thymen Franszen Van Dyck, 1682-1704. 
Wessel Franszen Wessels, 1 707-1 721. 

FREDRICKSZEN. 

Andries Fredrickszen Cadmus. 
Salomon Fredrickszen Boog, 1691-1694. 

GERRITSZEN. 

Claes Gerritszen Ravenstein, 1682-1703. 
Cornelis Gerritszen Van Home, 1724-1739. 



193 

Gysbert Gerritszen Van Brakel, 1672. 
Hendrick Claeszen Gerritszen Vechten, 1691- 
1704. 

Huybert Gerritszen Van den Berg, 1695-1714. 
Jan Gerritszen Van Boxtel, 1656-1659. 
Stoffel Gerritszen Van Laer, 1662-1682. 
Willem Gerritszen Van Couwenhoven, 1662. 

GILLISZEN, see JILLISZEN. 
GYSBERTSZEN. 

Teunis Gysbertszen Bogaert, 1 655-1 668. 
Wouter Gysbertszen Verschure, 1667- 1688. 

HENDRICKSZEN. 

Arie Hendrickszen Sip, 165 7- 1662. 

Evert Hendrickszen Bras, 1686- 1703. 

Folkert Hendrickszen Bries (Brooklyn Church 
Record), 1 696-1 701. 

Fredrick Hendrickszen Boog, 1658-1683. 

Hendrick Hendrickszen Obee, 1658-1659. 

Jan Hendrickszen Brevoort, 1669-1679. 

Jan Hendrickszen Van Bommel, 1658-1680. 

Jan Hendrickszen Van Gunst, 1670-1683. 

Martin Hendrickszen Wiltson (Brooklyn Church 
Record, 1693), 1695. 

HERBERT. 

Johannes Herbert Cool, 1748-1753. 

HUYBERTSZEN. 

Lambert Huybertszen Moll, 1642-1648. 

HUYGENS. 

Gerrit Huygens Cleyn, 1671. 

Leendert Huygens De Kleyn, 1 684-1 698. 

IDENSZEN. 

Cornelis Idenszen Van Vorst, 1 687—1694. 

ISAACKSZEN. 

Abraham Isaackszen Planck, 1641-1651. 
Arent Isaackszen Van Hoeck, 1687-1692. 
Denys Isaackszen Van Hartvelt, 1660-1667. 



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Jacobus Isaackszen Van Deursen, 1691-1702. 
Willem Isaackszen Vredenburg or Van Vreden- 
burg, 1665-1682. 

JACOBSE. 

Epke Jacobse Banta, 1 659-1 684. 

JACOBSZEN. 
Barent Jacobszen Cool, 1640-165 7. 
Cornells Jacobszen Quick, 1682-1704. 
Cornells Jacobszen Stille, 1643-1672. 
Cornells Jacobszen Woertendyk, 1711-1714. 
Fredrick Jacobszen Somerendyk, and Fredrick 
Woertendyk, 1709-1722. 

Hans Jacobszen Harberding, 1670-1685. 
Isaac Jacobszen Kip, 1721-1728. 
Jacob Jacobszen Van Winckel, 1676-1686. 
Pieter Jacobszen De Groot, 1685-1695. 
Willem Jacobszen Hellaken, 1683-1702. 

JANSZEN. 

Abraham Janszen Van Aernem (Van Alen and 
Van Aren), 1696-1705. 

Abraham Janszen Van der Heul, 1660-1676. 

Abraham Janszen Van Gelder, 1 724-1 731. 

Achyas Janszen Van Dyck, 1674-1688. 

Adam Janszen Van Norden. 

Andries Janszen Meyer, 1672-1689. 

Barent Janszen Bosch, 1691-1703. 

Claes Janszen Van Heyningen, 1 1668-1695. 

Cornells Janszen Scher, or Seeuw, 1677 ; or 

Cornells Janszen De Zeeuw, of Boswyck (Brook- 
lyn Church Record), 1679-1682. 

Cornells Janszen Van Hoorn, 1660-1681. 

Dirck Janszen Smith, 1662-1669. 

Dirck Janszen Woertman, or Veerman, 1669- 

1677. 

Evert Janszen Van den Enden (Van Embden), 
1645-1650. 

Frans Janszen Van Hoogten, 1 659—1 665. 

1 In 1683 and 1684 his name appears in the Register Claes Janszen 
Tuynier. 



195 

Gerrit Janszen Roos, 1653-1667. 

Gerrit Janszen Van Oldenburg, 1640-1646. 

Hendrick Janszen Ruyter, or Van Utrecht, 
1650-1662. 

Hendrick Janszen Spiering, 1655-1667. 

Hendrick Janszen Van Feurden, 1 661 — 1678. 

Hendrick Janszen Van Gerwen, 1656. 

Hendrick Janszen Van Schalckwyck, 1653-165 7. 

Herman Janszen Van Houten, 1667-1669. 

Huybert Janszen Van Blerkum, 1704-17 10. 
Jacob Janszen Blaeck, 1666-1668. 
Jan Janszen Moll, 1677-1692. 
Jan Janszen Romans, 1 661-1686. 
Jan Janszen Schepmoes, 1642-1654. 
Jan Janszen Slot, 1 672—1 687. 
Jan Janszen Van den Ham, 1653-1662. 
Jan Janszen Van Harlingen, 1680-1682. 
Jan Janszen Van Langestraeten, 1661-1686. 
Johannes Janszen Van Tilburg, 1686-1703. 
Johannes Janszen Van Quisthout, 1685-1695. 
Joris Janszen Van Hoorn, 1 667-1683. 
Matthys Janszen Boeckhout, 1679-1688. 
Mangel Janszen Rol, 1694-171 1. 
Pieter Janszen Bogert, 1687-1695. 
Pieter Janszen Haring, 1688-1706. 
Pieter Janszen Mesier, 1659-1681. 
Pieter Janszen Rommen, 1658-1668. 
Pieter Janszen Van Tilburg, 1686-1703. 
Pieter Janszen Van Langendyk, 1689-1698. 
Pieter Janszen Wit, 1652-1654. 
Philip Janszen Ringo, 1 648-1 658. 
Philip Janszen Vos, 1673. 
Roelof Janszen Van Meppelen, 1 653—1667. 
Staets Janszen De Groot, 1676-1688. 
Teunis Janszen Coevers (Brooklyn Church 
Record), 1661-1663. 

Thomas Janszen Minsar, 1 660-1662. 
Theunis Janszen Van Pelt, 1691-1715. 
William Janszen Romen, 171 2- 1735. 
William Janszen [Isaackszen] Vredenburg, 1665. 



196 

JEURIANSZEN. 

Arent Jeurianszen Lantsman, 1661-1671. 

JILLISZEN OR GILLISZEN. 

Hendrick Jilliszen Mandeviel, 1681-1682. 
Hendrick Jilliszen Meyer, 1672-1692. 
Jan Jilliszen Cock, 1658-1664. 

JOHANNESZEN. 

Johannes Johanneszen Burger, 1 725-1 746. 
Johannes Johanneszen Montagne, 1726-1736. 

JOOSTEN. 

Jan Joosten Van Rollegom, 1 660-1 676. 

JORISZEN. 

Burger Joriszen (Burger), 1640-1664. 
Jan Joriszen Van Hoorn, 1703-1 713. 
Jeronymus Joriszen Rappelje, 1671-1690. 

JOSEPHS. 

Daniel Josephs Waldron, 1674-1689. 

LAMBERTSZEN. 

Abraham Lambertszen Moll, 1664-1685. 

LAURENSZEN. 

Wessel Laurenszen Wessels, 171 5-1 741. 

LEENDERTSZEN. 

Arent Leendertszen DeGraw, 1661-1684. 
Jacob Leendertszen Van der Grist, 1 649-1 667. 
Paulus Leendertszen Van der Grist, 1 649-1 658. 

LUBBERTSE. 

Lubbert Lubbertse Westervelt. 

LUCASZEN. 

Johannes Lucaszen Schouten, 1662-1674. 

MARIUS. 

Jacob Jacobse Morris. 

Jacob Marius Groen, 1 702-1 716. 

MARTENSZEN. 

Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, or Rosenvelt, 
1650-1658. 



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Hendrick Martenszen Wiltse, or Wiltson, 1669- 
1676. 

Joris Martenszen, alias Joris Reyerszen, 1692- 
1706. 

MICHIELSZEN. 

Enoch Michielszen Vreeland, 1671-1687 and 
1 705-1 71 7. 

PAULUSZEN. 

Michiel Pauluszen Van der Voort, 1642-1658. 

PIETEKSZEN. 

Abraham Pieterszen Molenaer, 1 642-1 644. 

Adolf Pieterszen Van der Groest, 165 7-1 669. 

Albert Pieterszen De Bruyn, 1649-165 1. 

Daniel Pieterszen Coolman, 1702- 1707. 

Frans Pieterszen DeVries, 171 3-1 732. 

Jan Pieterszen Bant, 1672-1693. 

Jan Pieterszen Bosch, 1 664-1 678. 

Jan Pieterszen DeWit, 1 730-1 735. 

Jan Pieterszen Haring, 1667-168 1. 

Jan Pieterszen Meet, or Meeck, or Meed, 1689- 
1702. 

Jan Pieterszen Van Husen, 1 640-1 653. 

Pieter Pieterszen Menist or Van Nest, 1653- 
1678. 

Reynier Pietersen Qnackenbos, 1693-1705. 

Wessel Pieterszen Van Norden, 1694-1714. 

Willem Pieterszen De Groot, 1650-1660. 

Willem Pieterszen Romen, or Roome, 1 714-1 738. 

RESOLVERT. 

Willem Resolvert Waldron, 1672-1694. 

REYERSZEN. 

Joris Reyerszen, alias Joris Martenszen, 1692- 
1706. 

RYCK. 

Hendrick Ryck Suydam. 

THEUNISZEN. 

Aart Theuniszen Middag, 1660-1661. 
Dirck Theuniszen Quick, 1 673-1 680. 



Jacob Theuniszen De Key, 1659-1686. 
Jacobus Theuniszen Quick, 1718-1737. 
Jan Theuniszen Van Tilburg, 1 670-1 676. 
Nicolaas Theuniszen Somerendyk, 1 709-1 724. 
Wouter Theuniszen Van Pelt (Brooklyn Church 
Record), 1 687-1 690. 

THOMASZEN. 

Gabriel Thomaszen Studies, 1693-1696. 
Jan Thomaszen Schouten, 1720-1731. 
Theunis Thomaszen Metselaer, 1 640-1 648. 

WESSELSZEN. 

Hendrick Wesselszen Ten Broeck, 1671-1690. 
Johannes Wesselszen Van Norden, or Van Orden, 
1721-1751. 

WILLEMSZEN. 

Andries Willemszen Hoppe, 1651-1658. 
Floris Willemszen Crom, or Krom, 1681-1694. 
Jan Willemszen Romen, 1685-1695. 
Jan Willemszen Van Yselsteyn, or Van Iselsteyn, 
or Van Leyden, 1 650-1669. 

Pieter Willemszen Romen, or Room, 1685-1705. 
Pieter Willemszen Van der Schueren, 1 688-1 705. 
Thomas Willemszen Koeck, or Cock, 1681-1689. 




ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY. 

BY PURCHASE. 

Early Records of the City and County of Albany. By Jonathan 

Pearson. 
The New York Civil List. By Franklin B. Hough. 
The Early Germans of New Jersey. By T. F. Chambers. 
English-Dutch and Dutch-English Dictionary. By I. M. 

Calisch. 2 volumes. 
King's Co. Genealogical Club, Collections. Vol. I., Nos. 4, 

5, and 6. 
Journal of a Voyage to New York, 1679-1680. 
Land Titles Hudson Co., N. J. By Charles H. Winfield. 
History of Rockland Co. By Dr. D. Cole. 
History of the "Old Scots " Church of Freehold. By Henry 
Goodwin Smith. 



DONATIONS. 

From Lenox Library : 

Twenty- fifth Annual Report of Trustees. 

From the Kansas State Historical Society : 

Ninth Biennial Report of the Board of Directors for 1892- 
1894. 

From the Royal Library, The Hague, Holland : 

Verslag over den toestand der Koninklyke bibliotheek 
in het jaar 1894. 

From Judah B. Voorhees, Brooklyn, N. Y. : 

The Brooklyn Compendium. By John Dikeman, Jr. 
The Social History of Flatbush. By Gertrude L. Van- 
derbilt. 

From Edward C. Marshall, New York : 

Ancestry of General Grant. By Edward C. Marshall. 
199 



200 

From Edwin Swift Balch, Philadelphia, Pa. : 

The French in America. By Thomas Balch. Vols. I. 

and II. 
From the State Historical Society of Wisconsin : 

Proceedings at the Forty-third Annual Meeting. 

From Buffalo Historical Society : 

Annual Report by Board of Managers for 1894. 

From the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pa. : 
Annual Report for 1895. 

From William and Mary College : 

Quarterly, Vol. III. Historical Magazine Index. 

From Boston Public Library : 
Forty-third Annual Report. 

From N. D. Doedes, Leeuwarden, Netherland : 

Vermakelyke Nederlandsche Geschiedenis. By N. D. 
Doedes. 
From " De Maatschappy tot Nut van't Algemeen," Amsterdam, 
Holland : 

Forty pamphlets and bound books, publications by said 
" Maatschappy." 
From Hon. Samuel W. Pennypacker, Philadelphia, Pa. : 

" Congress Hall," an Address by Hon. Samuel W. 
Pennypacker, LL.D. 

From "Commissie voor de Voorstelling," Middelburg, Neth- 
erland : 

Zeeuwsche Kleederdrachten (Zeeland Costumes). 

From Yonkers Historical and Library Association : 
Bulletin for 1895. 

From University of Vermont : 
Catalogue, 1895-96. 

From Mr. Richard Wynkoop, Brooklyn, N. Y. : 
Schureman Genealogy. 

From N. J. State Library : 

Annual Report of Librarian for 1895. 

From the Author : 

History of the Van Sickle Family. By John W. Van 
Sickle. 



201 

From the Author : 

History of the Reformed Church of Tappan, N. Y. By 
Rev. David Cole, D.D. 

From the Author : 

The Transvaal ; Reflections on Jameson's Raid. By 
James De Fremery. 

From Portland, Oregon, Library Association : 
Thirty-first Annual Report. 

From Nebraska Historical Society : 

Proceedings and Collections, Vol. I., Nos. i, 2, 3, and 4. 

MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES. 

From Rev. Dr. David Cole : 

Tappan and Clarkstown Baptisms and Marriages, Tran 
scribed from the Original Records. By Rev. David 
Cole, D.D., of Yonkers, N. Y. 

From Miss Annie Rhoda Winfield, Brooklyn, N. Y. : 

Records of the R. D. Church, at Esopus, Transcribed 
from the Original Records. By Miss A. R. Winfield. 

CLUB BOOKS, ETC. 

Union League Club, Chicago. 

Year Book of the Society " Sons of the Revolution," in the 

State of California for 1895. 
St. Anthony Club, New York. 
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the New York Genealogical and 

Biographical Society, February 27, 1894. 
University Club, New York, and Library Bulletin, 3. 
Union Club, New York. 
University Athletic Club. 
New York Southern Society. 
Arion Annual for 1894-5. 
Charter, etc., of the St. Louis Club. 
Colonial Club of New York. 
St. Louis Club. 
Oxford Club. 
The Century Association. 
The St. Andrew's Society of New York. 
New England Society, Brooklyn, 1896. 



Constitution. 

Adopted April 30, 1885. 
As Amended April 6, 1894. 

Article I. 

Name. 

Section i. This organization shall be called 

THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. 

Article II. 

Object. 

The object of the Society shall be, 

First. To collect and preserve information re- 
specting the early history and settlement of the 
City and State of New York by the Dutch, and to 
discover, collect, and preserve all still existing doc- 
uments, etc., relating to their genealogy and history. 

Second. To perpetuate the memory and foster 
and promote the principles and virtues of the Dutch 
ancestors of its members, and to promote social 
intercourse among the latter. 



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Third. To gather by degrees a library for the 
use of the Society, composed of all obtainable 
books, monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, etc., 
relating to the Dutch in America. 

Fourth. To cause statedly to be prepared and 
read before the Society, papers, essays, etc., on 
questions in the history or genealogy of the Dutch 
in America. 

Fifth. To cause to be prepared and published 
when the requisite materials have been discovered 
and procured, collections for a memorial history of 
the Dutch in America, wherein shall be particularly 
set forth the part belonging to that element in the 
growth and development of American character, 
institutions, and progress. 

Article III. 
Members. 

Section i. No one shall be eligible as a mem- 
ber unless he be of full age, of respectable standing 
in society, of good moral character, and the descend- 
ant in the direct male line of a Dutchman who was a 
native or resident of New York or of the American 
colonies prior to the year 1675. This shall include 
those of other former nationalities who found in 
Holland a refuge or a home, and whose descend- 
ants in the male line came to this country as Dutch 
settlers, speaking Dutch as their native tongue. 
This shall also include descendants in the male line 
of Dutch settlers who were born within the limits 
of Dutch settlements, and the descendants in the 
male line of persons who possessed the rights of 



204 

Dutch citizenship within Dutch settlements in 
America, prior to the year 1675 ; also of any 
descendant in the direct male line of a Dutchman, 
one of whose descendants became a member of this 
Society prior to June 16, 1886. 

Article IV. 

Officers. 

Section i. A President, a Vice-President for 
each original Dutch Center or Settlement in Amer- 
ica, a Secretary and a Treasurer, shall be chosen at 
each annual meeting, and shall hold office for one 
year, and until their successors are elected. There 
shall also be chosen from its members, twenty 
Trustees. Those elected at the first election shall 
divide themselves into four classes of five each ; one 
class to hold office one year, the second class for 
two years, the third class for three years, and the 
fourth class for four years, next thereafter. At 
each annual meeting thereafter there shall be chosen 
five Trustees to fill the place of the class whose 
term will then expire. The offices of Secretary and 
Treasurer may be filled by one person. 

Section 2. All elections shall be by ballot, un- 
der the direction of inspectors, to be appointed by 
the President, and a plurality of votes shall elect. 

Article V. 

Powers and Duties of Officers. 

Section i. The President of the Society, and 
in his absence the Vice-President for New York 
City, shall authorize the call for all meetings of the 



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Trustees, and of the Society, and appoint the place 
of each meeting, and shall exercise the usual func- 
tions of a presiding officer. 

Section 2. The Secretary of the Society shall 
notify each Trustee of all meetings of the Trustees, 
and each member of the Society of every meeting 
of the Society ; issue all other authorized notices to 
members ; make and keep a true record of all meet- 
ings of the Trustees and Society, and of all Stand- 
ing Committees; have custody of its Constitution, 
By-Laws, and Corporate Seal, and conduct its cor- 
respondence ; he shall also act as Librarian and 
Curator, and have the keeping of all books, pam- 
phlets, manuscripts, and personal articles pertaining 
to the Society. 

Section 3. The Treasurer shall collect, and 
under the direction of the Trustees disburse, the 
funds of the Society, and shall keep regular accounts 
thereof, which shall be subject to the examination 
of the President and Trustees. He shall submit a 
statement thereof to the Trustees at each regular 
meeting. 

Section 4. The Trustees shall have general 
charge of the affairs, funds, and property of the 
Society. It shall be their duty to carry out the ob- 
jects and purposes thereof ; and to this end may 
exercise all the powers of the Society, subject to 
the Constitution, and to such action as the Society 
may take at its special or stated meetings. 

Section 5. The Trustees shall have power to 
fill any vacancy which may occur from death or 



206 

resignation among the officers of the Society, for 
the unexpired term of office vacated. 

Section 6. The Trustees shall cause to be pre- 
pared annually a detailed statement of the financial 
condition of the Society, showing its receipts and 
expenditures for the current year, the number of 
members, and other matters of general interest to 
the Society, and a statement thereof shall be printed 
and a copy sent to each member ten days previous 
to the annual meeting. 

Section 7. The Trustees shall, from time to 
time, make by-laws, rules, and regulations, and ap- 
point standing committees and sub-committees on 
matters not herein determined. 

Article VI. 
Membership. 

Section i. Candidates for admission must be 
proposed by one member and seconded by another, 
and the member proposing a candidate shall state 
in writing the name of the person proposed, his 
occupation, place of residence, and his qualifications 
for membership. 

Section 2. The name of every candidate, with 
those of his proposers, shall be sent to the Secre- 
tary at least fifteen days, and by him sent to each 
Trustee at least ten days, before he is balloted for. 
Members shall be chosen by the Trustees, and no 
candidate for membership shall be elected unless 
he receive an affirmative vote of four-fifths of the 
Trustees present, and in every instance two black- 
balls shall exclude. 

Section 3. Any Trustee may, at the same 



207 

meeting, move the reconsideration of a vote, either 
of admission or exclusion ; but after an adjourn- 
ment no rejected candidate shall be eligible for six 
months thereafter. 

Section 4. The admission fee shall be five dol- 
lars. The annual subscription fee five dollars, pay- 
able in advance on the first day of February in 
each year. The Trustees shall have power to in- 
crease each of said amounts from time to time, but 
not to a sum greater than one hundred dollars for 
the admission fee, and ten dollars for the annual 
subscription. 

Section 5. Every person elected to member- 
ship, as a condition thereof, shall, within thirty days 
after being notified, pay to the Treasurer the 
amount of the admission fee and sign the Constitu- 
tion ; the Trustees may extend the time for the lat- 
ter in special cases. 

Section 6. Should any member neglect to pay 
his annual subscription within six months of the 
time when it is due, his name shall be dropped 
from the roll of the Society, unless for any good 
and sufficient excuse the Trustees shall vote to re- 
mit or suspend such penalty. 

Section 7. The Trustees shall have power, by 
a vote of a majority of its members, to suspend or 
forfeit the membership of any member of the So- 
ciety for conduct on his part likely, in the opinion 
of the Trustees, to endanger the welfare, interest, or 
character of the Society, an opportunity being first 
given such member to be heard before the Trus- 
tees in his defence. 

Section 8. Any person who shall cease to be a 
member of the Society shall forfeit all right or in- 
terest in the property of the Society. 



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Article VII. 
Meetings. 

Section i. The annual meeting of the Society 
shall be held on April 6th, the anniversary of the 
day when, in a.d. 1566, the Dutch combined 
against tyranny, and adopted the badge which is 
now the badge of this Society. Should such date 
fall on Saturday or Sunday, the annual meeting 
shall be held on the Monday following. 

Section 2. No special meeting of the Society 
shall be called at any time except by order of the 
President, with the approval of three Trustees, or 
by the Secretary whenever the President shall be 
thereunto requested in writing by twelve members, 
setting forth the purpose of such meeting. At any 
such special meeting no business other than that 
specified in the call shall be considered, except by 
unanimous consent. At least ten days' notice shall 
be given to the members, of all meetings of the 
Society. 

Section 3. The Trustees shall hold four regu- 
lar meetings each year at such times as may be 
provided in the By-Laws. 

Article VIII. 

Notices. 

Section i. All notices shall be sent to such 
address as shall be left with the Secretary. If no 
address be so given, such notices shall be sufficient 
if addressed to the member at his last known place 
of residence. 



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Article IX. 

Amendments to the Constitution, 

Section i. To amend the Constitution, an 
affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members pres- 
ent at a general or special meeting shall be requi- 
site, but no amendment shall be made except upon 
the recommendation of the Board of Trustees, or 
upon the written request of at least fifteen mem- 
bers of the Society, and after the mailing to each 
member notice of any proposed amendment at least 
ten days before the meeting at which it is intended 
to be acted upon. 




B^Xaws of the ibollanb Society. 

As Amended April 6, 1894. 

1. Order of Business. 

At all meetings of the Society, the order of busi- 
ness shall be as follows : 

1. Reading the minutes of the previous meet- 

ing. 

2. Reports of officers. 

3. Election of officers. 

4. Reports of committees. 

5. Miscellaneous business. 

6. Adjournment. 

2. Meetings of Trustees. 

The Trustees shall hold stated meetings on the 
second Thursday of each March, June, October, 
and December. 

Special meetings of the Trustees may be called 
by order of the President, or, in his absence, by the 
Vice-President for New York City. 

3. Proof of Descent. 

Before being voted upon for membership, each 
candidate shall furnish satisfactory proof of his pedi- 
gree to the Committee on Genealogy, who shall 
report thereon to the Board of Trustees. 



4. Annual Meeting. 

The annual meeting of the Society shall be held 
on the day specified in the Constitution (at such 
place and hour as the President shall appoint), and 
at least ten days' notice of the same shall be sent 
to each member by the Secretary. The Trustees 
shall, at least sixty days before any annual meet- 
ing, elect a committee who shall nominate a ticket 
to be voted for at the annual election, and a list 
of the nominations shall be sent to each member of 
the Society at least ten days before the annual 
meeting. 1 

5. Committees and Appointment. 

All standing committees and sub-committees 
shall be appointed by the President or other chair- 
man of the meeting, unless specially named in the 
resolution creating the committee, and the gentle- 
man first named shall be Chairman of each com- 
mittee. The standing committees shall be on 
Finance, on Genealogy, and on History and 
Tradition. 

6. Committee on Finance. 

The Committee on Finance shall consist of 
three members, and shall, at least once in each 
year, and oftener if they choose, audit the accounts 
and vouchers of the Treasurer of this Society and 
report upon the same at the annual meeting of 

1 At the annual meeting of the Society held May 27, 1890, the follow- 
ing resolution was adopted : 

" Upon the appointment by the Trustees of a Nominating Committee, 
the Secretary of the Society shall notify the Vice-Presidents of each locality 
of the appointment of the Committee, and request that suggestions be 
made from each locality of the member who is desired for nomination as 
Vice-President for such locality." 



the Society, and oftener to the Board of Trustees 
as they may see fit, or as the latter may order. 

7. Committee on Genealogy. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Gene- 
alogy to report to the Trustees upon the genealogy 
of candidates that may be submitted to them, and 
to collect and preserve, in accordance with the Con- 
stitution of this Society, information and documents 
relating to the genealogy of the members of this 
Society and of the Dutch settlers of New York and 
of the American colonies, and said committee may 
expend the funds of this Society for that purpose, 
but not to exceed a total amount of twenty-five 
dollars in any one quarter of a year, unless especially 
authorized by the Trustees. Said committee shall 
consist of three members. 

8. Committee on History and Tradition. 

It shall be the duty of the Committee on History 
and Tradition to collect and preserve, in accord- 
ance with the Constitution of this Society, informa- 
tion, documents, books, and monuments relating to 
the history and tradition of the ancestry of the 
members of this Society, and of the Dutch settlers 
of New York and of the American colonies, and to 
print and publish the same, and papers and essays 
relating to the same, copyrighting original publi- 
cations for the benefit of this Society ; and said 
committee may expend the funds of this Society 
for that purpose, but not to exceed a total amount 
of twenty-five dollars in any one quarter of a year, 
unless especially authorized by the Trustees. Said 
committee shall consist of three members. 



213 

9. Special Appropriation of Funds. 

A. All initiation fees received for this Society, 
together with ten per cent, of the amounts annually 
received for dues of this Society, shall be, and 
they hereby are, appropriated for a special fund, 
which, with such gifts and additions as may be made 
thereto, is hereby set apart as the building fund, to 
be applied to the erection of a suitable, and if pos- 
sible a self-supporting building, as the future home 
of this Society ; but such fund, or parts thereof 
may, from time to time, be otherwise appropriated 
by the Board of Trustees. 

B. Ten per cent, of the amount annually re- 
ceived for dues of this Society shall be, and they 
hereby are, appropriated to a special fund, which, 
with such gifts and additions as may be made 
thereto, is hereby set apart as a fund to be ap- 
plied to the publication, in accordance with the Con- 
stitution of this Society, of a memorial history of 
the Dutch in America, such history to be copy- 
righted for the benefit of this Society, and to be 
prepared and published under the direction of the 
Committee on History and Tradition; but such 
fund, or parts thereof, may, from time to time, be 
otherwise appropriated by the Board of Trustees. 

10. Centers Entitled to a Vice-President. 

The original Dutch settlements in this country, 
each one of which is entitled to a Vice-President 
in this Society, are the following counties, namely : 
New York, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Westchester, 
Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, Ulster, 
Greene, Columbia, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenec- 
tady, Schoharie, Montgomery, and Erie in the 



214 

State of New York ; Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, 
Essex, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, and Cam- 
den in the State of New Jersey, and Philadelphia, 
representing the settlement on the Delaware ; pro- 
vided that no county shall be entitled to a Vice- 
President unless there are ten members resident 
in such county. There may be also a Vice-Presi- 
dent for the United States Army and one for the 
United States Navy. 

1 1. Amendment. 

These By-Laws can be altered, amended, or 
abrogated only at a stated meeting of the Trustees, 
or at a meeting specially called for that purpose, 
and upon a notice of ten days to each Trustee by 
the Secretary, informing" him of the proposed altera- 
tion, amendment, or abrogation, and then only 
upon the affirmative vote of a majorty of mem- 
bers present. Provided, however, that each meet- 
ing may regulate and control its order of business. 




LIST OF MEMBERS. 

WITH DATES OF ELECTION. 



NEW ENGLAND STATES. 

Mar. 26, 1 89 1. .Charles Marseilles Exeter, N. H t 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Barnes Varick Manchester, N. H. 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Francis Charles Van Horn. . . Dedham, Mass. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Sayer Hasbrouck Providence, R. I. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Cyrus Manchester Van Slyck. . 

Oct. 24, 1889. Jacob Voorhis Greenwich, Conn. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. John Voorhis " 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Francis Henry Adriance . .Hartford, 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Melancthon Williams Jacobus " 

Oct. 22, 1890. .John Butler Adriance. ... New Haven, 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Henry De Bevoise Schenck. .Ridgefield, 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Lawrence Van Alstyne. .. .Sharon, 

Oct. 23, 1889. .Warren Rosevelt Stamford, 



NEW YORK STATE. 

NEW YORK CITY. 

1889. .Franklin Acker. 

1896.. Edward Boyce Adriance. 

1889. .Benjamin Lander Amerman. 

1889. .Frederick Herbert Amerman. 

1 886.. Newton Amerman. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .William Libbey Amerman. 
Mar. 29, 1888. .Richard Amerman Anthony. 
April 30, 1885.. Gerard Beekman. 
Dec. 23, 1885 . .Henry Rutger Beekman. 
215 



Mar. 


28, 


Mar. 


12, 


Mar. 


28, 


Mar. 


28, 


Dec. 


20, 



2l6 



Dec. 


2 3, 


.885. 


.J. William Beekman. 


Mar. 


29. 


[888. 


.Herman Suydam Bergen. 


Mar. 


2 9, 


1888. 


.Zaccheus Bergen. 


Jan. 


3°, 


1890. 


.Alonzo Blauvelt. 


Jan. 


3°, 


1890 


.Anthony James Bleecker. 


Dec. 


7, 


[888. 


.James Bleecker. 


Mar. 


28, 


[889. 


.Theophylact Bache Bleecker, Jr 


Oct. 


24, 


[889. 


.Hildreth Kennedy Bloodgood. 


Mar. 


29> 


[888. 


.John Brower Blydenburgh. 


Dec. 


20, 


(886. 


.Albert Gilliam Bogert. 


Mar. 


3°, 


[887. 


.Charles Edmund Bogert. 


Oct. 


27, 


[887. 


.Edward Strong Bogert. 


Dec. 


7. 


[888. 


.John G. Bogert. 


Mar. 


29. 


888. 


.Stephen Gilliam Bogert. 


Oct. 


16, 


894. 


.John Butter Brevoort. 


Oct. 


25, 


886. 


.Theophilus Anthony Brouwer. 


June 


"5, 


886. 


.Bloomfield Brower. 


Oct. 


2 S> 


[886. 


.Charles De Hart Brower. 


Dec. 


23, 


885 . 


.William Leverich Brower. 


Oct. 


24, 


[889. 


.Samuel Burhans, Jr. 


Mar. 


3°. 


893- 


.Arthur Burtis. 


Mar. 


29. 1 


888. 


.Alonzo Edward Conover. 


Mar. 


2 9> 


[888. 


. Frank Edgar Conover. 


Mar. 


26, 


891. 


.Warren Archer Conover. 


Jan. 


3°, 


[890. 


.Ebenezer Lane Cooper. 


Mar. 


26, 


[891. 


.John Henry Cooper. 


Jan. 


3°. 


[890. 


.Washington Lafayette Cooper. 


Mar. 


3°. J 


887. 


.Cornelius Cuyler Cuyler. 


June 


'3. 


895- 


.George Edward De Bevoise. 


Dec. 


7, 


888. 


. George W. De Bevoise. 


Mar. 


29, i 


894. 


.James De La Montanye. 


Dec. 


29, 


892. 


.William Ray De Lano. 


Oct. 


24. 


889. 


.John Demarest. 


April 


3°, " 


885. 


.Chauncey Mitchell Depew. 


Dec. 


23. 1 


885. 


.Frederick J. De Peyster. 


Oct. 


27, i 


887. 


. Frederick William Devoe. 


Nov. 


17, 


885. 


.Alfred De Witt. 


Mar. 


14, 1 


885. 


.George G. De Witt. 


June 


25. 1 


885. 


.Henry Clinton De Witt. 


April 


3°, 


885. 


.Peter De Witt. 


April 


3°. 1 


885. 


.William G. De Witt. 


June 


3°. 


892. 


.Anthony Dey. 



217 



June 30, 1892.. Joseph Warren Scott Dey. 
Dec. 29, 1892 . .Solomon Le Fevre Deyo. 
Oct. 24, 1885.. Morris H. Dillenbeck. 
April 6, 1 886. .Abram Douwe Ditmars. 
April 6, 1 886.. Edward Wilson Ditmars. 
Mar. 29, 1888. .Isaac Edward Ditmars. 
Mar. 28, 1889.. Cornelius Du Bois. 
Mar. 30, 1887. .Cornelius J. Dumond. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .Gustavus Abeel Duryee. 
Oct. 29, 1891 . .Jacob Eugene Duryee. 
Nov. 17, 1885. .Joseph Rankin Duryee. 
June 25, 1885.. Peter Q. Eckerson. 
Dec. 7, 1888. .Dwight Lathrop Elmendorf. 
Dec. 22, 1887. .Joachim Elmendorf. 
Mar. 29, 1888. .John Augustus Elmendorf. 
Dec. 7, 1888.. John Barker Elmendorf. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .Everett James Esselstyn. 
April 6, 1886. .William John Fryer, Jr. 
April 6, i886,.Ogden Goelet. 
April 6, 1886.. Robert Goelet. 
Nov. 30, 1890. .Alexander Reading Gulick. 
Mar. 28, 1889.. James Callbreath Gulick. 
Dec. 7, 1 888.. John Callbreath Gulick. 
Dec. 20, 1886. .Ferdinand Hasbrouck. 
Jan. 7, 1892.. Howard Has Brouck. 
Dec. 13, 1894. .James Foster Hasbrouck. 
Oct. 25, 1886. John Cornelius Hasbrouck. 
Mar. 30, 1887.. Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 
Mar. 14, 1 885.. William Myers Hoes. 
June 15, 1886. .David Harrison Houghtaling. 
Mar. 14, 1885.. Arthur Middleton Jacobus. 
Dec. 22, 1887. .John Wesley Jacobus. 
June 25, 1885.. Richard Mentor Jacobus. 
April 6, 1886. .Henry Keteltas. 
April 30, 1885. .Clarence Van Steenbergh Kip. 
Oct. 25, 1886. .Ira Andruss Kip. 
Oct. 24, 1 889.. William Fargo Kip. 
May 19, 1887. .Edgar Knickerbacker. 
April 6, 1 886.. Charles Edward Lydecker. 
Mar. 12, 1896. .Arthur Haynsworth Masten. 
Dec. 28, 1 893.. Isaac Franklin Mead. 
Dec. 2, 1895. .Charles Harold Montanye. 



218 



Oct. 


27> 


1887. 


Oct. 


27, 


1887. 


Oct. 


2 4, 


1889. 


Jan. 


7. 


1892. 


Oct. 


10, 


1895. 


Dec. 


7, 


1888. 


Sept. 


2 9, 


1892. 


Oct. 


16, 


1894. 


June 


15. 


1886. 


May 


19. 


1887. 


Mar. 


3°, 


1887. 


June 


14, 


1894. 


Oct. 


25, 


1886. 


Dec. 


2 3, 


1885. 


Mar. 


12, 


1896. 


Mar. 


27, 


1890. 


Mar. 


14, 


1895. 


April 


6, 


1886. 


April 


6, 


1886. 


Dec. 


29, 


1892. 


Oct. 


24. 


1889. 


Jan. 


7, 


1892. 


Dec. 


23. 


1885. 


April 


3°. 


1885. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


May 


18, 


1887. 


April 


3°. 


1885. 


Mar. 


29, 


1888. 


Dec. 


20, 


1886. 


Dec. 


22, 


1887. 


Oct. 


24, 


1885. 


Oct. 


25. 


1886. 


June 


2 S> 


1885. 


Oct. 


25. 


1886 


Oct. 


24> 


1889 


Mar. 


30, 


1887 


June 


13, 


1895 


Oct. 


24, 


1889 


Oct. 


27, 


1887 


April 


3°, 


1885 


Oct. 


22, 


1890 


Dec. 


7, 


1888 



.George Edward Montanye. 
. Lewis Foster Montanye. 
. Hopper Stryker Mott. 
.Isaac Myer. 
.John Hays Myers, Jr. 
.Thomas William Onderdonk. 
.William Stryker Opdyke. 
.Erastus Cornelius Benedict Peeke. 
.Archibald Maclay Pentz. 
. Henry Martin Polhemus. 
.James Suydam Polhemus. 
.Henry Forrest Quackenbos. 
.Abraham Quackenbush. 
.Abraham C. Quackenbush. 
.Abraham Edgar Riker. 
.Charles Edgar Riker. 
. Henry Ingersoll Riker. 
.John Jackson Riker. 
.John Lawrence Riker. 
.Richard Riker. 
. De Witt Clinton Romaine. 
.John Van Buren Roome, Jr. 
.Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa. 
. Frederick Roosevelt. 
.Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 
.Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Jr. 
.Theodore Roosevelt. 
, .Frederick Brett Schenck. 
.James Mans Schermerhorn. 
.John Egmont Schermerhorn. 
..Frederick William Schoonmaker. 
.George Beekman Schoonmaker. 
.Hiram Schoonmaker. 
..Lucas Elmendorf Schoonmaker. 
..Sylvester Lothrop Schoonmaker. 
..William Davis Schoonmaker. 
..George Wellington Schurman. 
..Charles Edward Schuyler. 
. .Gerald Livingston Schuyler. 
..Montgomery Roosevelt Schuyler. 
..Walter Grinnell Schuyler. 
..David Banks Sickels. 



219 



Oct. 


27, i 


887 


Mar. 


31, 1 


892 


June 


25, 


885 


Mar. 


29, ] 


888 


June 


3°. 1 


892 


Mar. 


29, i 


888 


Dec. 


20, 1 


893 


June 


14, ) 


894 


May 


19, ' 


887 


June 


25. 


885 


Mar. 


27> 


890 


Mar. 


27. 


890 


Dec. 


23, 1 


885 


Nov. 


17, 1 


885 


Oct. 


29, 


891 


April 


3°. 


885 


June 


25. 1 


88 S 


Dec. 


23. i 


885 


Dec. 


23, ' 


885 


Dec. 


12, 


895 


June 


15, 


886 


April 


6, 


886 


Mar. 


3°, 


893 


Mar. 


14. 


885 


April 


3°, 


1885 


April 


6, 


[886 


Mar. 


28, 


[889 


April 


3°, 


885 


April 


3°, 


1885 


April 


3°. 


1885 


Nov. 


17, 


1885 


Mar. 


14, 


[885 


Dec. 


23, 


885 


June 


25. 


885 


April 


6, 


[886 


April 


SO- 


1885 


Mar. 


SO. 


[887 


Dec. 


20, 


886 


Jan. 


30, 


890 


June 


25- J 


88 S 


Dec. 


20, 


886 


Nov. 


17, 


885 



. Robert Sickles. 

.Henry Lowery Slote. 

.Allen Lee Smidt. 

. Frank Bishop Smidt. 

.Henry Taylor Staats. 

.John Bright Stevens. 

. William Moore Stilwell. 

.Clarence Storm. 

.Walton Storm. 

. Peter J. Stuyvesant. 

.John Schureman Sutphen. 

.John Schureman Sutphen, Jr. 

.James Suydam. 

.Lambert Suydam. 

.Satterlee Swartwout. 

.Frederick D. Tappan. 

.Sanford Rowe Ten Eyck. 

.Stephen Vedder Ten Eyck. 

.William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

.Arthur Dickinson Truax. 

.Charles Henry Truax. 

.Chauncey Schaffer Truax. 

.John Gregory Truax. 
. . Lucas L. Van Allen. 
. .William Van Alstyne. 
, .William James Van Arsdale. 
. .Willard J. Van Auken. 
..Eugene Van Benschoten. 
. . Frederick T. Van Beuren. 
. .Henry Spingler Van Beuren. 
. .Arthur Hoffman Van Brunt. 
. .Cornelius Van Brunt. 

.John R. Van Buskirk. 

.Augustus Van Cleef. 
, .Cornelius Van Cott. 
. .Joshua Marsden Van Cott. 
..Lincoln Van Cott. 

.George Ohlen Van Der Bogert. 

.Augustus Gifford Vanderpoel. 

.Herman Wendell Van der Poel. 
. .Samuel Oakley Van der Poel. 
, . Waldron Burritt Van der Poel. 



220 



Mar. 


'4. 


1885 


April 


6, 


1886 


Mar. 


14, 


1885 


Oct. 


27, 


1887 


Dec. 


20, 


1886 


Mar. 


3°, 


1887 


Dec. 


22, 


1887 


Mar. 


14, 


1885 


June 


25, 


1885 


Dec. 


7, 


1888 


Mar. 


3°, 


1887 


Mar. 


29. 


1894 


April 


6, 


1886 


Mar. 


»4i 


1895 


Mar. 


3°> 


1893 


Mar. 


'4, 


1885 


April 


3°. 


1885 


May 


19, 


1887 


Mar. 


29- 


1888. 


Mar. 


26, 


1891 


Dec. 


28, 


1893- 


Dec. 


7, 


1888. 


Oct. 


23. 


1889. 


Nov. 


9> 


1893. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


June 


25, 


1885. 


Mar. 


I4> 


1885. 


Mar. 


»4, 


1885. 


Mar. 


14. 


1885. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


June 


14, 


1894. 


Oct. 


25> 


1886. 


Mar. 


14. 


1885. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


Dec. 


7. 


1888. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


May 


29, 


1894. 


April 


3°, 


1885. 


Mar. 


14, 


1885. 


Dec. 


12, 


1895. 


Dec. 


13, 


1894. 



.John Reeve Van der Veer. 
, .William Ledyard Van Der Voort. 
.Charles Henry Van Deventer. 
.George Mather Van Deventer. 
. George Roe Van De Water. 
.John Walker Van De Water. 
. Louis Otis Van Doren. 
. Henry Sayre Van Duzer. 
.Henry Van Dyke. 
.Herbert Van Dyke. 
. Edgar Van Etten. 
. Frank Van Fleet. 
. Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek. 
.William Manning Van Huesen. 
.Casper Van Hoesen. 
.George M. Van Hoesen. 
.John William Van Hoesen. 
.Stephen Van Alen Van Home. 
.William Henry Van Kleeck. 
.Andrew B. Van Loan. 
.Frederick William Van Loan. 
.Henry Fairbank Van Loan. 
.John Van Loan. 
. Zelah Van Loan. 
.Russell Van Ness. 
.Alexander T. Van Nest. 
.George Willett Van Nest. 
.Warner Van Norden. 
.Henry De Witt Van Orden. 
.Gilbert Sutphen Van Pelt. 
.William Robinson Powell Van Pelt. 
.Maunsell Van Rensselaer. 
.Abraham Van Santvoord. 
.Richard Van Santvoord. 
.Eugene Van Schaick. 
.Henry Van Schaick. 
.Jenkins Van Schaick. 
.John Jacob Van Schoonhoven. 
.Alvan Howard Van Sinderen. 
.George Whitfield Van Slyck. 
.Warren Clark Van Slyke. 
.Eugene Torrey Van Valin. 



Mar. 28, 
Mar. 14, 
Dec. 20, 

Mar. 30, 
Mar. 28, 
Mar. 14, 
Mar. 14, 
Mar. 14, 
Oct. 25, 
Mar. 14, 
Nov. 17, 
June 25, 
June 25, 
April 30, 
April 30, 
Mar. 14, 
Mar. 30, 
Oct. 25, 
April 30, 
Dec. 7, 
Oct. 24, 
June 25, 
April 30, 
Mar. 30, 
Mar. 26, 
April 30, 
Oct. 24, 
June 25, 
Dec. 22, 
April 30, 
Dec. 7, 
Mar. 12, 
June 30, 
April 6, 
Mar. 14, 
Dec. 20, 
Jan. 7, 
Oct. 24, 
Oct. 24, 
Oct. 27, 
Mar. 14, 
Oct. 29, 



893 



889 
885 
885 



887 
885 
8S8 



33 S • 



. .Abraham Van Wyck Van Vechten. 

. .Abraham Kip Van Vleck. 

. .Frederick Gilbert Van Vliet. 

..Purdy Van Vliet. 

. .Edward Van Volkenburgh. 

. .Philip Van Volkenburgh. 

. .Thomas Sedgwick Van Volkenburgh. 

. .George Van Wagenen. 

. .Hubert Van Wagenen. 

. . Edgar Beach Van Winkle. 

. .Isaac Van Winkle. 

. .James Burtis Van Woert. 

. .John Voorhees Van Woert. 

. .John Rufus Van Wormer. 

. .Jacob Theodorus Van Wyck. 

.John H. Van Wyck. 

. .Philip Van Rensselaer Van Wyck, Jr. 

..Robert Anderson Van Wyck. 

. .William Edward Van Wyck. 

. .Milton Burns Van Zandt. 

..William T. Van Zandt. 

..John Leonard Varick. 

. .Theodore Romeyn Varick. 

, .Commodore Perry Vedder. 

. . Harmon Albert Vedder. 

. .Maus Rosa Vedder. 

. Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule. 
..John D. Vermeule. 
. .Marion Hoagland Vermilye. 
. .William Gordon Ver Planck. 
. . Egbert Ludovicus Viele. 
, .Charles Henry Voorhees. 

.Frederick Pentz Voorhees. 
. .John R. Voorhis. 

.Benjamin Fredenburgh Vosburgh. 

.John Wright Vrooman. 

.Samuel Henry Wandell. 

.Townsend Wandell. 

.Evert Jansen Wendell. 

.Gordon Wendell. 

.Jacob Wendell. 

.Jacob Wendell, Jr. 



222 

Dec. 7, 1 888.. Charles Wessell. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Charles Alonzo Wessell. 

April 30, 1885 . .John Calvin Westervelt. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Henry Veight Williamson. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Peter B. Wyckoff. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop. 

June 25, 1885 . .James Davis Wynkoop. 

Oct. 27, 1887 .. Andrew Christian Zabriskie. 

BROOKLYN. 



Oct. 


24, i 


889 


June 


15. 


886 


Oct. 


2 9> 


891 


Mar. 


26, 


891 


Dec. 


23, 


885 


Dec. 


2 9> 


892 


Oct. 


25- 


886 


Oct. 


22, 


890 


Mar. 


28, 


[889 


Mar. 


29. 


888 


Mar. 


12, 1 


896. 


Oct. 


24, 


889 


June 


iS. 


886 


Oct. 


24, 


885 


Dec. 


7> 


1S88 


Oct. 


24, 


[889 


Mar. 


31. 


[892 


Mar. 


26, 


1891 


June 


13, 


i89S 


Mar. 


3°. 


1893 


Oct. 


25- 


[886 


Dec. 


7, 


1888 


Jan. 


3°> 


[890 


Oct. 


27, 


[887 


April 


6, 


1886 


Mar. 


3i. 


1892 


Mar. 


29- 


1894 


Mar. 


3i. 


1890 


Nov. 


3°, 


[890 


Nov. 


3°. 


[892 


Mar. 


28, 


1889 



.George Aaron Banta. 
.Theodore Melvin Banta. 
.Edwin Jacob Bergen. 
.John W. H. Bergen. 
.Tunis G. Bergen. 
.Tunis Henry Bergen. 
.Van Brunt Bergen. 
.John F. Berry. 
. Richard J. Berry. 
.Delavan Bloodgood. 
.John Bion Bogart. 
. Philip Embury Bogert. 
.John Van Vorst Booraem. 
.Sylvester Daley Boorom. 
.Alexander Gordon Brinckerhoff. 
.Henry Waller Brinckerhoff. 
.Robert Bentley Brinkerhoff. 
. David Brower. 
.Paul Richard Brown. 
. Morse Burtis. 

. Lawrence Van Voorhees Cortelyou. 
.John Cowenhoven. 
.Matthias Van Dyke Cruser. 
.Isaac C. De Bevoise. 
. .William Cantine De Witt. 
.John Henry Dingman. 
.Sherman Esselstyn. 
. . Arnatt Reading Gulick. 
.Charlton Reading Gulick. 
.Ernestus Schenck Gulick. 
.Isaac Edgar Hasbrouck. 



22' 



June 13, 1895 . .Adrian Augustus Hegeman. 

June 30, 1892. .Joseph C. Hoagland. 

Mar. 30, 1887. -Hermanus Barkaloo Hubbard. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Timothy Ingraham Hubbard. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Duryee Hulst. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .Jeremiah Johnson, Jr. 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Peter Kouwenhoven. 

Mar. 27, 1S90. . John Lefferts. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Robert Lefferts. 

Mar. 28, 1 889.. James Van DerBilt Lott. 

Dec. 29, 1892. .John Abraham Lott, Jr. 

Dec. 13, 1894. .Adrian Meserole. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Walter Montfort Meserole. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Wilhelmus Mynderse. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .George Englebert Nostrand. 

Oct. 25, 1886.. John Lott Nostrand. 

Oct. 24, 1885. .Andrew Joseph Onderdonk. 

Oct. 16, 1894. .Andrew Jackson Provoost, Jr. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Williamson Rapalje. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .James P. Rappelyea. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .John Cornell Schenck. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Teunis Schenck. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Joseph Walworth Sutphen. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Edward Payson Terhune. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Charles Van Brunt. 

Mar. 27, 1891. .Cornelius Bergen Van Brunt. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John Holmes Van Brunt. 

June 25, 1885 . .Alexander Hamilton Van Cott. 

Oct. 22, 1 S90. .Thomas Van Loan. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Charles Belden Van Nostrand. 

Mar. 28, 1889.. James Edgar Van Olinda. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Jacob L. Van Pelt. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. John Vanderbilt Van Pelt. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Townsend Cortelyou Van Pelt. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Arthur Van Siclen. 

June 26, 1885. .Ferdinand Van Siclen. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .George West Van Siclen. 

April 30, 1885.. William Leslie Van Sinderen. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Henry Clay Van Vechten. 

Mar. 12, r896. .Albert Benson Van Vranken. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Edward Wheeler Van Vranken. 

Dec. 28, 1 893.. Albert Van Wyck. 



224 



Dec. 23, 1885. 

Dec. 22, 1887. 

Dec. 29, 1892. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 

Oct. 25, 1886. 

June 30, 1892. 

Dec. 22, 1887. 

Oct. 27, 1887. 

Mar. 26, 1891. 

Mar. 30, 1887. 

Oct. 24, 1889. 

Oct. 24, 1885. 



.Augustus Van Wyck. 
.Jacob Southart Van Wyck. 
.Robert White Van Wyck. 
.Samuel Van Wyck. 
.Stephen Van Wyck. 
.William Van Wyck. 
.John Hayden Visscher. 
.Albert Van Brunt Voorhees. 
.Charles Cohen Voorhees. 
.Judah Back Voorhees. 
.Andrew J. Whitbeck. 
. Peter Wyckoff. 



QUEENS COUNTY. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .William Henry Houghton Amerman, 

Arverne-by-the-Sea. 

June 25, 1885 . . John Everitt Van Nostrand Evergreen. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Joseph Francis Bloodgood Flushing. 

Oct. 24, 1889. . Henry Augustine Bogert " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Henry Lawrence Bogert " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Walter Lawrence Bogert " 

June 30, 1892 . .Joseph Hegeman Skilhnan " 

June 25, 1885. .John William Somarindyck Glen Cove. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Henry Sutphen Jamaica. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Henry Brinckerhoff " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .William Forman Wyckoff " 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Francis Duryee Kouwenhoven . .Long Island City. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Garret James Garretson Newtown. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .John Howard Prall " 

Oct. 24, 1885 . .Augustus Rapelye " 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Edward Tompkins Hulst " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Joseph Hegeman Bogart Roslyn. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Francis Skillman " 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Edgar Fitz Randolph Varick. . . .Rockville Centre. 

RICHMOND COUNTY. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Calvin Decker Van Name Mariners' Harbor. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Francis Henry Bergen New Brighton. 

Nov. 9, 1893. .John Jeremiah Van Rensselaer " " 

Dec. 22, 1887. .William Townsend Van Vredenburgh " " 

June 25, 1885 . . Alfred De Groot Port Richmond. 



225 

ROCKLAND COUNTY. 

April 30, 1 885 . . Frederick Boyd Van Vorst Nyack. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Augustus Marvin Voorhis " 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Otto Wilhelm Pollitz Westervelt Piermont. 

Mar. 28, 1 889 . . Albert Stephen Zabriskie Sufferns. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Isaac Cornelius Haring West Nyack. 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY. 

Jan. 30, 1890.. John Jay Viele Bronxville. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Joseph Hasbrouck Dobbs Ferry. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Maurice A. Viele Katonah. 

Mar. 31, 1892. John Roger Hegeman Mamaroneck. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Banta Mount Vernon. 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Josiah H. Zabriskie " " 

April 30, 1885. .Henry Peek De Graaf Oscawana. 

June 25, 1885.. Thomas Dunkin DeWitt Pelham Manor. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . Charles Henry Roosevelt " " 

Mar. 30, 1887. .James Renwick Brevoort Yonkers. 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . David Cole 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Andrew Deyo " 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Ezekiel Jan Elting 

Dec. 7, 1 888.. Peter Jacobus Elting " 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . William Laing Heermance " 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Philip Verplanck " 

ORANGE COUNTY. 

Sept. 29, 1892.. Abram Winfred Bergen Cornwall. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .William Downs Van Vliet Goshen. 

Mar. 26, 1 89 1. .Seymour DeWitt Middletown. 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Thomas King DeWitt " 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John W. Low 

Mar. 12, 1896. .Louis Hasbrouck Newkirk " 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck Newburgh. 

Dec. 12, 1895 . .Hiram Lozier " 

Mar. 27, 1890. .John Schoonmaker " 

Dec. 28, 1893. .Charles Henry Snedeker " 

April 30, 1887. .John Dash Van Buren " 

June 25, i885..Selah Reeve Van Duzer " 

Dec. 7, 1 888 . . Charles Francis Van Inwegen Port Jervis. 



226 



DUTCHESS COUNTY. 



Jan. 


3°, 1 


890 


Oct. 


27, j 


887 


Dec. 


22, i 


887 


Oct. 


27, j 


887 


Oct. 


27, 


887 


Dec. 


22, i 


887 


Jan. 


3°, 


890 


Mar. 


3°, > 


887 


Mar. 


3°, 


887 


Mar. 


3°. 


887 


Oct. 


22, 


[890 


Dec. 


20, 


886 


Nov. 


9. 1 


893 


Mar. 


2 9. 


894 


Dec. 


13, 


894 


Oct. 


2 7, 


887 


Oct. 


2 7, 


[887. 


Mar. 


27, 


890 


Mar. 


29. 


888 


Mar. 


14, 


'895 


Oct. 


27, 


[887 


Oct. 


27, 


887 


Oct. 


24, 


[889 


Dec. 


7. 


[888 


Dec. 


29. 


[892 


Nov. 


17, 


885 


April 


6, 


[886 


Nov. 


J 7, 


885 


Oct. 


24, 


[889 



.William Edward Ver Planck Fishkill. 

. James Roosevelt Hyde Park. 

. Harris Ely Adriance " " 

. Isaac Reynolds Adriance Poughkeepsie. 

. John Erskin Adriance 

. William Allen Adriance 

. Jerome Vernet Dey o 

. Charles Gibbons Douw 

. Edward Elsworth 

. Irving Elting 

. . Alfred Hasbrouck 

. Frank Hasbrouck 

. Louis Philip Hasbrouck 

. Manning Hasbrouck 

. Webster De Witt Hasbrouck 

.DeWitt Heermance 

. Martin Heermance 

. Johannes Wilson Poucher 

. Edward Storm 

, . Henry Howell Van Cleef 

. . Acmon Pulaski Van Gieson 

, . Frank Van Kleeck 

. . Theodore Van Kleeck 

. . Benson Van Vliet 

. . Peter Le Fever Van VVagenen 

. Albert Van Wagener 

. .John Watts de Peyster Red Hook Township. 

, .John Howard Suydam Rhinebeck. 

, .Johnston Livingston de Peyster Tivoli. 



ULSTER COUNTY. 



Nov. 30, 1890. .Jacob Elting Clintondale. 

Dec. 7, 1888. Jacob De Puy Has Brouck High Falls. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Augustus Hasbrouck Bruyn Kingston. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Charles Burhans 

April 30, 1885. .Alphonso Trumpborn Clearwater 

June 15, 1886.. Samuel Decker Coykendall 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Thomas Cornell Coykendall 

June 30, 1890 . . Charles Winegar Crispell 



227 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Philip Elting Kingston. 

Mar. 26, 1 89 [ . . Abraham Hasbrouck 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . G. D. B. Hasbrouck 

Dec. 20, 1 886 . . Howard Osterhoudt 

Oct. 27, 1887. .De Witt Roosa 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Hyman Roosa 

Mar. 12,1 896 . . Myron Teller 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Frank Montague Van Deusen 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Amos Van Etten 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Henry Van Hoevenberg 

Oct. 24, 1885 . .John Garnsey Van Slyke 

Mar. 26, 1891.. Brewster Graham Du Bois Marlborough. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Joseph Edwin Hasbrouck Modena. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Oscar Hasbrouck, Jr 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Jacob Deyo New Paltz. 

Nov. 30, 1 890 . .Jesse Elting 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Jacob Le Fevre 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Charles De La Montanye Port Ewen. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Benjamin Meyer Brink Saugerties. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. Peter Cantine " 

GREENE COUNTY. 

Nov. 9, 1893. .William Wyckoff Schomp Athens. 

Dec. 28, 1893 . . Harmon Van Woert 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Isaac Pruyn Catskill. 

Mar. 29, 1884. .Charles Lemngwell Van Loan 

Oct. 16, 1894.. Seth Morton Van Loan 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Charles Hopkins Van Order) 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Philip Vernon Van Orden 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . William Van Orden 

April 6, 1886.. Evert Van Slyke 

COLUMBIA COUNTY. 

April 30, 1885 . .Andrew Van Alstyne Chatham Centre. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Ransom Hollenback Vedder " 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Jacob Broadhead Esselstyn Claverack. 

Dec. 7, 1 888 . . John Bullock Van Petten 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Ezra Doane Delamater Hudson. 

Mar. 26, 1 891 . .John Coert DuBois 

Mar. 29, j 888 . . Herman Vedder Esselstyn 



228 



Oct. 27, 1887. .Albert Hoysradt Hudson. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Ferdinand Schureman Schenck " 

Mar. 30, 18S7 . . Charles King Van Vleck " 

April 30, 1885 . .William Henry Van Slyck Valatie. 



Dec. 


22, 


887 


June 


2 5. 


885 


Oct. 


29, 


(891 


Oct. 


25, 


886 


Oct. 


25, 


[886 


Jan. 


7, 


1892 


Oct. 


25. 


886 


Mar. 


3°, 


887 


Dec. 


20, 


886 


Mar. 


27, ] 


890 


Jan. 


3°, 


[890 


Oct. 


25. 


(886 


Jan. 


7, 


[892 


Oct. 


27, 


887 


June 


15. 


886 


Dec. 


20, 


886 


Dec. 


7. 


888 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Dec. 


23. 


885 


Oct. 


2.S, 


886 


Oct. 


2 4, 


889 


Oct. 


22, 


890 


Oct. 


25- 


886 


Dec. 


20, 


886 


Dec. 


7, 


888 


June 


iS. 


886 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Mar. 


3°, > 


887 


Oct. 


27. ' 


887 


April 


6, 


886 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Oct. 


2 S, 


886 


Oct. 


24, 


889 


Oct. 


24, 


885 


Dec. 


12, 


895 



ALBANY COUNTY. 

. Albert Van Voast Bensen Albany. 

. John Bogart 

. Samuel C. Bradt 

. Abraham Van Dyke DeWitt 

. Richard Varick DeWitt 

. William Burgess Klmendorf 

. Douvv Henry Fonda 

. Edward Anson Groesbeck 

. Thomas Hun 

. Edmund Niles Huyck 

. Francis Conklin Huyck 

. Abraham Lansing 

. Gerrit Yates Lansing 

. Isaac DeFreest Lansing 

.John Townsend Lansing 

.Joseph Alexander Lansing 

. John Gillespie Myers 

. Charles Lansing Pruyn 

. John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn 

. Robert Clarence Pruyn 

. Cebra Quackenbush 

. William Nicoll Sill Sanders 

.Jacob Hendriks Ten Eyck 

. James Ten Eyck 

. Charles Howard Van Allen 

. Garret Adam Van Allen 

. William Charles Van Alstyne 

.Cornelius Henry Van Antwerp 

. Daniel Lewis Van Antwerp 

. John Henry Van Antwerp 

.Thomas Irwin Van Antwerp 

. William Meadon Van Antwerp 

.Charles Frederick Van Benthuysen 

. Albert Vander Veer 

. Edgar Albert Vander Veer 



229 



Dec. 


1.I1 


1894 


Oct. 


27- 


1887 


Dec. 


20, 


1886 


Oct. 


27. 


1885 


Jan. 


3°, 


1890 


Oct. 


2.S, 


1886 


Oct. 


2 ,S, 


1886 


Mar. 


26, 


1891 


May 


19. 


1887 


Mar. 


28, 


1889 


Oct. 


24, 


1889 


Dec. 


22, 


1887 


Oct. 


IO, 


i895 


Mar. 


3', 


1892 


Mar. 


3', 


1892 


Mar. 


28, 


1889 


Mar. 


29, 


18S8 



. Robert Thompson Van Deusen Albany. 

. Henry Staats Van Santvoord 

, .Samuel McCutcheon Van Santvoord 

. Eugene Van Slyke 

.John Loucks Van Valkenburgh 

. Jasper Van Wormer 

. Maurice Edward Viele 

. Edward Willett Visscher 

, . Miles Woodward Vosburgh 

. Jacob Irving Wendell 

.Charles Visscher Winne 

. David H. Van Auken Cohoes. 

.Porter Jacobse Schermerhorn Mechanicsville. 

. William Harris Slingerland Slingerlands. 

. William Henry Slingerland " 

.Stephen Schuyler West Troy. 

. Adam Tunis Van Vranken " " 



RENSSELAER COUNTY. 



Jan. 7, 1892 . .Barent William Stryker Castleton. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Charles Casper Lodewick Greenbush. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .William Chichester Groesbeck Lansingburgh. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Rutger De Freest Troy. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Knickerbacker 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Thomas Adams Knickerbacker 

Oct. 24, 1 889 . . Richard Henry Van Alstyne 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Rutger Van Denbergh 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .Seymour Van Santvoord 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Menzo Edgar Wendell 



SCHENECTADY. 



Dec. 7, 1888.. Thomas Low Barhydt. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Jacob Winne Clute. 

May 19, 1887.. Simon J. Schermerhorn. 

Oct. 25, 1886.. John Livingston Swits. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .James Reagles Truax. 

Sept. 28, 1 892.. Ralph Albert Van Brunt. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Evert Peek Van Epps. 

June 29, 1893.. Henry Van Horn. 

Dec. 23, 1 885.. James Albert Van Voast. 



230 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Abraham A. Van Vorst. 

Dec. 7, 1888. . Josiah Van Vranken. 

Mar. 31,-1892. .Henry Clay Van Zandt. 

Oct. 25, i886..Harman Wortman Veeder. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Clark Witbeck. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Martin Van Buren Amsterdam. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .James Voorhees " 

Dec. 28, 1 893 . . William Gunsaul Waldron " 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Willis Wendell 

Mar. 30, 1887.. Alfred De Graaf Fonda. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frederick Fox Wendell Fort Plain. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. John Dunlap Wendell " 

May 19, 1887 . .John Henry Starin Fultonville. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Edward Wemple " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . John Henry Voorhees Millpoint. 

OTHER PLACES IN NEW YORK STATE. 

July 14, 1894. .Phcenix Remsen . . .Babylon. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .Jerome De Witt Binghamton. 

Dec. 29, 1882.. Peter Phillips Burtis Buffalo. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Robert Livingston Fryer " 

Oct. 24, 1 889 . . DeWitt Chauncey Le Fevre " 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Albert James Myer " 

June 15, 1886. .John Moffat Provoost " 

April 6, 1886 . . Sheldon Thompson Viele " 

Oct. 22, 1890. .William Harman Van Allen Camden. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . John Van Schaick Cobleskill. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Sutherland DeWitt Elmira. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Joseph Dwight Van Valkenburgh, Jr Greene. 

June 30, 1892. .Jacob Gould Schurman Ithaca. 

Jan. 30, 1 890 . . De Forest Van Vliet " 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Almon Augustus Van Dusen Mayville. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Levi Hasbrouck Ogdensburgh. 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Louis Hasbrouck 

Dec. 20, 1886. .John Richard Van Wagenen Oxford. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Greenleaf Scott Van Gorder Pike. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Clarkson Crosby Schuyler Plattsburgh. 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Frederick Austin Mandeville Rochester. 



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Mar. 26, 1 891 . .Edmund French Van Hoesen Rochester. 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Eugene Van Voorhis " 

June 25, 1885 . .John Van Voorhis " 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Menzo Van Voorhis " 

June 14, 1894. .Andrew Le Fever Deyo Salisbury. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .John Henry DeRidder Saratoga Springs. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Joseph Perot Hegeman Southold. 

Sept. 29, 1892 . . Frank Manley Bonta Syracuse. 

Oct. 24, 1889. . Leonard Harvey Groesbeck 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Forbes Heermans 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Marsellus 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Ely Van de Warker 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . John Van Duyn 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Abram Giles Brovver Utica. 

Mar. 14, 1895 . . Peter Grispell " 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Cornelius Augustus Waldron Waterford. 

Dec. 20, 1 886 . . John Lansing Waterto wn. 



NEW JERSEY. 

HUDSON COUNTY. 

Mar. 28, 1 889 . . DeWitt Van Buskirk Bayonne. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . David Schenck Jacobus Hoboken. 

June 15, 1886. .Henry M. T. Beekman Jersey City. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr " 

Mar. 12, 1 896.. William Brinkerhoff 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Adolphus De Witt " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .John Warren Hardenbergh " 

Mar. 12, 1896. .Everest B. Kiersted " 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Isaac Romaine " 

Mar. 27, 1890. . Henry Traphagen " 

Oct. 25, 18S6. .Francis Isaac Van der Beek " 

Mar. 31, 1892 .. Francis Isaac Van der Beek, Jr " 

Oct. 25, 1 886. .Isaac Paulus Van der Beek " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .John Garret Van Home " 

Dec. 7, 188S. .Garret Daniel Van Reipen " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .Cornelius C. Van Reypen " 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Dickinson Miller Van Vorst " 

Oct. 24, 1889.. Frank Oldis Van Winkle 

Mar. 29, 1894 . . Marshall Van Winkle " 

Dec. 13, 1894. .Arthur Voorhis " 



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Oct. 27, 1887. .William Woolsey Varick Jersey City. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Jacob Voorhees " 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . Charles Henry Voorhis 

Mar. 12, 1896. .Charles Howard Voorhis, Jr 

Dec. 22, 1 887 . . William Dil worth Voorhees Bergen Point. 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Alfred Purdy Vredenburgh 

Mar. 28, 1889. . Edward Lawrence Vredenburgh 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frank Vredenburgh " 

BERGEN COUNTY. 

Mar. 14, 1895 . .Peter Bogart Bogota. 

Mar. 27, 1889. .Andrew Demarest Bogert Englewood. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Elbert Adrain Brinkerhoff " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Nelson Provost Hackensack. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . George Wayne Slingerland 

Oct. 25, 1886 . James Monroe Van Valen 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Edward Stagg Leonia. 

April 6, 1886. .John Quackenbush Mahwah. 

Mar. 27, 1890 . . James C. Cooper River Edge. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . George F. Schermerhorn Rutherford. 

June 30, 1892. .William Clarkson Van Antwerp Tenafly. 

PASSAIC COUNTY. 

!. .Cornelius Derrom Vreeland Little Falls. 

5 . . Max de Motte Marsellus Passaic. 

i. .Cornelius Van Riper " 

> . . John Hopper Paterson. 

> . . John Henry Hopper 

i . . Robert Imlay Hopper 

i . . Percival Raymond Schuyler 

> . . William Henry Harrison Stryker 

) . . George Green Van Blarcom 

i . .John Albert Van Winkle 

UNION COUNTY. 

Oct. 24, 1885 . . Charles Crooke Suydam Elizabeth. 

Mar. 30, 1897 . .Seymour Van Nostrand " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Joseph S. Schoonmaker Plainfield. 

April 30, 1885 . . Deuse Mairs Van Vliet " 

April 6, 1886 . . Cornelius Vreeland Banta Roselle. 



Jan. 
Dec. 


7, 1 
7, 1 


Dec. 


20, 1 


Dec. 


20, 1 


Oct. 


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Dec. 


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20, I 


April 
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Jan. 


7, 


892 


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23. 1 


885 


Dec. 


2,S, ' 


886 


Dec. 


*5, 


886 


Dec. 


23, 


885 


Nov. 


9, 


'893 


Oct. 


27, 


887 


Mar. 


30, 


887 


Mar. 


29. 


888 


Oct. 


25, 


886 


Mar. 


12, 


896 


Mar. 


30, 


[887 


Sept. 


29> 


892 


Dec. 


29. 


892 


Oct. 


22, ) 


890 


Dec. 


29, 


1892 


Dec. 


29, 1 


892 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Mar. 


14, 


895 


Dec. 


7. 


888 


Oct. 


22, 


890 


Dec. 


!3, 


894 


June 


3°, 


892 


Mar. 


3°, 


887 


Mar. 


14. 


885 


Dec. 


20, 


[886 


Dec. 


12, 


895 


Jan. 


7, 


892 


Dec. 


22, 


[887 


June 


29. 


[893 



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27, 


1890. 


Oct. 


22, 


1890. 


Oct. 


24, 


1889. 


Mar. 


3°, 


1887. 


Mar. 


3°, 


1887. 


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1888. 



ESSEX COUNTY. 

.James Lansing Amerman Bloomfield. 

. George A. Zabriskie 

. Amos Corvvin Van Gaasbeek East Orange. 

. Louis Vacher Booraem Montclair. 

. Robert Colfax Ryerson 

.Adrian Onderdonk Schoonmaker " 

.John Couwenhoven Van Cleaf " 

. Austin Van Gieson 

. William David Van Vleck 

. George Henry Wyckoff 

. Moses J. De Witt Newark. 

. John Nathaniel Jansen 

. Frederick B. Mandeville 

. Isaac Heyer Polhemus 

. Carlyle Edgar Sutphen 

. Herbert Sands Sutphen 

. Paul Frederick Sutphen 

. Theron Yeomans Sutphen 

. Henry Van Arsdale 

. Eugene Van der Pool 

. Harrison Van Duyne 

. Frank Roe Van Nest 

. Cornelius Tunis Williamson. 

. Aaron J. Zabriskie 

. Frank Hamilton Dyckman Orange. 

. Abraham Polhemus 

. Augustus H. Vanderpoel 

. Bleecker Van Wagenen 

.Ira Andrus Kip, Jr South Orange. 

. Arzy Eben Van Gieson Upper Montclair. 

.Anson Augustus Voorhees Verona. 

.John Brower Van Wagenen West Orange. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY. 

. . George Howard Vanderbeek Allentown. 

. . Peter Stryker Asbury Park. 

. .Garret B. Conover Englishtown. 

. .James Clarence Conover Freehold. 

. . John Barriclo Conover " 

. . David Demarest Denise " 



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1889 


Oct. 


22, 


1890 


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20, 


1886 


Mar. 


29. 


1888 


Mar. 


3°. 


1887 


Dec. 


2 3, 


1885 


May 


l 9, 


1887 


Oct. 


24, 


1889 


Jan. 


7, 


1892 


Mar. 


12, 


1896 


June 


J.5. 


1886 


Dec. 


22, 


1887 



. William Budington Duryea Freehold. 

. David Vander Veer Perrine 

. . William Elsworth Truex 

. David Augustus Vander Veer 

. Daniel Polhemus Van Dorn 

.William H. Vredenburgh 

. Charles Albert Vanderhoof Locust. 

. Frank Bruen Conover Pong Branch. 

. Henry H. Longstreet Matavvan. 

, . David Provoost Van Deventer " 

.William Henry Hendrickson, Jr Middletovvn. 

. Frederick Christian Van Vliet Shrewsbury. 

. Stacy Prickett Conover Wickatunk. 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Theodore Burges Booraem New Brunswick. 

May 19, 1887 . .William Rankin Duryee 

Dec. 26, 1889. .Warren Hardenbergh 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .Abraham Voorhees Schenck 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Jacob Charles Van Cleef 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .James Henry Van Cleef 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Charles Holbert Voorhees 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Louis A. Voorhees 

May 19, 1887 . . Willard Penfield Voorhees 

June 15, 1886. .John Woodhull Beekman Perth Amboy. 



SOMERSET COUNTY. 

Mar. 29, 1894. . Robert Bayles Kingston. 

May 19, 1887 . . Charles Hageman Voorhees Rocky Hill. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . James J. Bergen Somerville. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frank Howard Cole. " 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Andrew James Hageman 

Dec. 28, 1893. -Arthur Peter Sutphen 

Dec. 7, 1 888 . . Matthew Henry Vander Veer 

Mar. 29, 1894. .La Rue Vredenburgh 



OTHER PLACES IN NEW JERSEY. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Jacob Holmes Longstreet Bordentown. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Peter Van Voorhees Camden. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .John Newton Voorhees Flemington. 



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Oct. 24, 1889. .Samuel Mount Schenck Hightstown. 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Charles Augustus Kip Morristown. 

April 30, 1885 . .George Goelet Kip 

Mar. 12, 1896. .Charles Edward Surdam ... 

Dec. 7, 1 888 . . Henry William Van VVagenen 

June 15, 1886. .William Scudder Stryker Trenton. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . Bennett Van Syckel " 

Mar. 31, 1892 . .Charles Sloan Van Syckel " 

June 15, 1886 . . Garret Dorset Wall Vroom " 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

Oct. 24, 1 889 . . George Weed Barhydt Philadelphia. 

Mar. 30, 1 887 . . Thomas DeWitt Cuy ler " 

May 19, 1887 . . Rosvvell Randall Hoes 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .William Edward Schenck 

Mar. 26, 1S91 .. Louis Younglove Schermerhorn 

Oct. 2 2, 1 890 . . Samuel Stanhope Stryker 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .George Howard Vander Beck 

Jan. 30, 1890 . .Charles French Van Horn 

June 25, 1885 . . Eugene Van Loan 

Mar. 31, 1892 . .Benjamin Alexander Van Schaick .. . 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Van Winkle 

April 6, 1886 . .Theodore Voorhees 

April 6, 1886. .Thomas Kittera Van Dyke Harrisburg. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .William Farrington Suydam Hanesdale. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Alvah Deyo Hasbrouck Johnstown. 

Sept. 29, 1892. . Wentworth Darcy Vedder Mansfield. 

Mar. 28, 1889. . Remsen Varick Messier Pittsburgh. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .James Martinus Schoonmaker " 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Andrew Truax Veeder " 

Oct. 16, 1894. .Herman Greig Veeder " 

OTHER STATES. 

Nov. 17, 1885 . .Thomas Francis Bayard Wilmington, Del. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. Lewis Cass Van de Grift " " 

Sept. 29, 1892 . . Charles Knickerbacker Winne Baltimore, Md. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Eugene Van Ness " " 

June 30, 1892 . .Raymond De Lancey Hasbrouck. .Annapolis, " 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Caspar Schenck " " 

Oct. 29, 189 1 . .Jacob Rapelye Van Mater Hagerstown, " 



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June 


2 5> 


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Mar. 


29, 


888 


Mar. 


29, 


888 


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13, 


894 


Oct. 


24. 


[889 


Sept. 


29. 


1892 


Mar. 


29. 


[894 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Jan. 


7, 


892 


Dec. 


7, 


888 


Dec. 


8, 


1888 


Dec. 


22, 


[887 


Dec. 


7, 


888 


Mar. 


26, 


891 


Mar. 


2 9, 


1894 


Oct. 


10, 


<895 


Oct. 


22, 


890 


June 


13. 


i895 


Oct. 


27, 


1887 


June 


29. 


893 


Oct. 


10, 


1895 


Oct. 


25, 


[886 


June 


15. 


886 


Mar. 


3°, 


894 


Dec. 


7, 1 


888 


Mar. 


3°> 


887 


Sept. 


29, 


892 


Oct. 


29, 


891 


Oct. 


22, 


890 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Mar. 


28, 


889 


Sept. 


29, 1 


892 


Sept. 


29, 


892 


Oct. 


24, 


889 


Oct. 


22, 


892 


Nov. 


9. 


893 


Mar. 


29, i 


894 


Mar. 


29. 


894 


Nov. 


9. 1 


893 


Mar. 


3°, 


893 



.William Knickerbocker Van Reypen, 

Washington, D. C. 

. Stewart Van Vliet " " 

.Ten Eyck De Witt Veeder 

. John Hunn Voorhees " 

.Cleveland Coxe Lansing Charlottesburg, Va. 

. Cornelius DeWitt Norfolk, Va. 

.Waling Walingson Van Winkle, Parkersburgh,W.Va. 

. Wellington Vrooman " " 

.Charles Stuart Vedder Charleston, S. C. 

. Walter Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La. 

.Watson Van Benthuysen " " " 

. .James Thayer Van Deventer. . . .Knoxville, Tenn. 

. Herman John Groesbeck Cincinnati, O. 

.James Van Voast " " 

. Thomas May DeWitt Cleveland, " 

, . James Wilkerson Vandervoort. . . Harveysburgh, " 

. Hewson Lindsley Peeke Sandusky, " 

. David Demarest Banta Bloomington, Ind. 

. Herman Dey Detroit, Mich. 

.William Prall 

. William Henry Van Antwerp Holland, " 

.Zaremba W. Waldron Jackson, " 

.Abraham Thew Hunter Brower Chicago, 111. 

Peter Lamont Vroom " " 

. Frederick Cruser Bayles Glasgow, Ky. 

. W. Mortimer Prall St. Louis, Mo. 

. Jacob Craig Van Blarcom " 

.Jacob Van Orden Baraboo, Wis. 

. Frederick King Conover Madison, " 

. George Banta Menasha, " 

. Francis Bloodgood Milwaukee, " 

. Peter Deyo West Superior, " 

.Charles Duane Van Vechten . .Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

. Ralph Van Vechten 

. George Bonsfield Provoost Dubuque, " 

. Henry Cadmus Stryker Minneapolis, Minn. 

.John Edwards Stryker St. Paul, " 

. Paul Van Der Voort Omaha, Neb. 

. Clarence Edsall Colorado Springs, Col. 

.Thomas Henry Edsall " 

.Justus Abraham Cronkhite .... Cripple Creek, " 



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1892 . 


June 


3°. 


1892. 


Mar. 


26, 


1891. 


Mar. 


3', 


1892. 


Mar. 


28, 


1889. 


Mar. 


27> 


1890. 


Dec. 


7, 


1888. 


Dec. 


20, 


1886. 


Jan. 


3°> 


1890. 


Oct. 


29. 


1891. 


Mar. 


28, 


1889. 


June 


3°, 


1892 . 


Dec. 


7, 


1888. 


Dec. 


22, 


1887. 



. Aaron Hale Cronkhite, Jr Denver, Col 

. Henry Moore Teller " " 

. Theodore F. Van Wagenen " " 

.Albert Franklin Banta St. Johns, Arizona 

. George Tobias Myers Portland, Oregon 

.Alfred Hasbrouck, Jr... .Van Couver, Washington 

. Andrew Gormley Myers Fort Jones, Cal 

. Frank Van Vleck Los Angeles, 

. James Harmon Hoose Pasadena, 

.John Wesley Vandevort " 

.Frederick Nicholas Voorhees. ..East " 

. Richard Varick Dey San Francisco, 

. William K. Van Alen " 

.David Depeyster Acker. Santa Monica, 




IN MEMORIAM. 



Datb of Date ok 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Theodore Romeyn Westbrook. . Kingston, N. Y. . . Oct. 6, 18 

June 25, 1885. .Stephen Melancthon Ostrander. Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. 19, 18 

Mar. 14, 1885. John D. Van Buren New burgh, N. Y. . .Dec. I, 18 

Dec. 23, 1885. James WesterveltQuackenbush.IIackensack, N. J.. Mar. 6, 18 



Mar. 14, 1885. .Augustus W. Wynkoop Kinderhook, N. Y..Aprili8, 18 

Mar. 14, 18S5. .David Van Nostrand New York June 14, 18 

Mar. 14, 1S85. John Thurman Van Wyck New York Nov. 23, 18 

Dec. 23, 1885. John Van Vorst Jersey City, N. J... Feb. 4, 18 



June 25, 1885. .Bartow White Van Voorhis New York April 27, 

Mar. 14, 1885. .William Van Wyck New York May 28, 

June 25, 1885. .Clarence R. Van Benthuysen ..New York July 18, 

June 25, 1885. .Aaron J Vanderpoel New York Aug. 22, 

April 30, 1885. .Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt South Orange, N. J. Sept. 30, 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Barent Arent Mynderse Schenectady, N. Y. .Oct. 2, 

Mar. 14, 1885.. Theodore Homeyn Varick Jersey City, N. J... Nov. 23, 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Henry James Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y Nov.29, 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Henry H. Van Dyke New York Jan. 23, 

Oct. 27, 1887.. David D. Ack'er New York Mar. 23, 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Washington Schuyler . .Ithaca, N. Y Mar. 29, 



1887 
1887 
1887 
1887 
1888 
1888 
1S88 



Dec. 23, 1885. .Benjamin Stevens Van Wyck. .New York Aug. 31, 18 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Henry R. Low Middletown, N. Y..Dec. 1, 18 

April 30, 1885. .W. A. Ogden Hegeman New York Dec. 24, 18 

Dec. 7, 1888. John J. Van Nostrand Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 7, 18 

Dec. 23, 1885.. Abraham l.ott Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 13, 18 

June 25, 1885. John Voorhees Van Woert New York Jan. 24, 18 

June 25, 1885. .Gardiner Baker Van Vorst New York Feb. 5, 18 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Edward Y. Lansing Albany, N. Y Mar. 8, li 

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Oct. 25, 1886. .Cornelius M. Schoonmaker. . . .Kingston, N. Y Mar. 15, 18S9 

May 19, 18S7. .Theodore C. Vermilye Staten Island, N. Y.Mar. 31, 1889 



April 30, 1885. .Garret Lansing Schuyler New York April 20, 1889 

Mar. 28, 1S89. .James Riker Waverly, N. Y July 3, 1889 

April 6, 1886. .Martin John Ryerson Bloomingdale, N. J.July 30, 1S89 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Augustus A. Hardenbergh Jersey City, N. J. . .Oct. 5, 1S89 

June 20, 18S5. .Hooper dimming Van Vorst . .New York Oct. 26, 1889 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Waling Van Winkle ... .Passaic, N. J Nov. 2,1889 

Oct. 27, 1887. .John Enders Voorhees Amsterdam, N. Y. .Nov. 26, 1889 

June 2<;, 185S. . Abram Bovee Van Diisen New York Dec. ig, 1S89 

April 30, 1885. . Henry Jacob Schenck New York Dec. 30, 1889 

April 6, 1886.. William Voorhis Nyack, N. Y Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Louis V. D. Hardenbergh. .. .Brooklyn, N. Y....Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. John H. Suydam New York Jan. 8, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Schermerhorn Schenectady, N. Y.. Jan. 27, 1890 

Dec. 8, 1888. .William Bross Chicago, 111 Jan. 28, 1890 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Barent Visscher Albany, N. Y Jan. 31, 1890 

Mar. 28, 18S9. .Edgar Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La.. .Mar. 21, 1890 



Dec. 23, 1885. .Henry Everett Roosevelt New York April 29, 1890 

May 19, 18S7. .Thomas Storm New York May 1, 1890 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Sidney De Kay Staten Island, N. Y.Aug. 30, 1890 

Dec. 8, 1888. .George W. Van Vlack Palatine B'dge, N.Y.Sept. 7, 1890 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Edward Van Kleeck Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Nov. 13, 1890 

June 25, 1885. .Jacob W. Hoysradt Hudson, N. Y Nov. 15, 1S90 

May 19, 1887. .Cornelius Rapelye Astoria, N. Y Nov. 20, 1890 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Nicoll Floyd Elmendorf New York Nov. 25, 1890 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Charles B. Lansing Albany, N. Y Dec. 1, 1890 

Oct. 27, i887..Coert Du Bois New York Jan. 1, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles E. Conover Middletown, N. J. ..Jan. 9, 1891 

Dec. 20, 1SS6. .Leonard G. Hun Albany, N. Y Mar. 11, 1891 



April 6, 18S6.. George G. DeWitt Nyack, N. Y April22, 1891 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Hugh B. Van Deventer New York April27, 1891 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Peter Van Schaick Pruyn Kinderhook, N. Y. .May 2, 1S91 

Nov. 17, 18S5. .Henry Jackson Van Dyke. .. .Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .May 25, 1891 

Dec. 7, 18S8. .Charles Livingston Acker . . . .New York May 26, 1891 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Baker Stevens New York June 10, 1891 

April 6, 1886. .Garret Van Nostrand Nyack, N. Y June 15, 1891 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Peter Adriance Poughkeepsie, N. Y.June iS, 1891 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Eugene Du Bois Staten Island, N. Y.June 26, 1891 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Henry VV. Teller Pompton ITns, N. J.July 2, 1891 

Oct. 25, 1886. .George Washington Van Slyke, Albany, N. Y Aug. II, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. Jacob Glen Sanders Albany, N. Y Sept. 28, 1891 



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Oct. 22, 1890. .Anthony G. Van Schaick Chicago, 111 Oct. 13, 1891 

Dec. 23, 1885. .William Harrison Van Wyck .New York Nov. 15, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. Peter Van Vranken Fort Albany, N. Y Dec. 13, 1891 

April 30, 1885. .Jacob Dyckman Vermilye . . . New York Jan. 2, 1892 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Nelson Van Wagner. . . .Troy, N. Y Feb. 7, 1892 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Junius Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Feb. 15, 1892 

June 15, 1886. .Van Wyck Brinkerhoff New York Feb. 25, 1892 

April 6, 1886. .Nicholas Van Slyck Providence, R. I. . .Mar. 3, 1892 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Samuel Van Benschoten Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Mar. 12, 1892 



June 15, 1886. .Henry Lienau Booraem New Br'swick, N. J.April 9, 1892 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Edward Electus Van Auken. .New York . . .April 29, 1892 

Nov. 30, 1890. .Samuel Buwne Ouryea Brooklyn, N. Y June 7, 1892 

Oct. 29, 1891. .William Biownlee Voorhees. .Blauwenburgh, N. J.June 13, 1892 

June 25, 1 83 5. .Elias William Van Voorhees. .New York Sept. 21, 1892 

Mar. 28, 18S9. .Alfred Vredenburgh Bayonne, N.J Oct. 11,1892 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Giles Yates Vander Bogert. . . .Schenectady, N. Y..Nov. 4, 1892 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Thomas Beekman Heermans. .Syracuse, N. Y Dec. 1, 1892 

Mar. 29, 1888. .William Dominick Garrison . .New York Dec. 2, 1892 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Nicholas Latrobe Roosevelt. . .New York Dec. 13, 1892 

April 6, 18S6. .Isaac I. Vander Beck Jersey City, N. J. . .Feb. 8, 1893 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Charles Henry Voorhees New York Mar. 9, 1893 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Peter Labagh Vander Veer. . .Santa Fe, N. M. . . .Mar. 16, 1893 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Gerrit Hubert Van Wagenen. .Rye, N. Y Mar. 29, 1893 



Mar. 27, 1 890.. John Lefferts Flatbush, N. Y April 18, 1893 

Oct. 21, 1889. .George Titus Haring Allendale, N. J May 7, 1893 

Jan. 30, 1890. .George Pine DeBevoise Denver, Col May 20, 1893 

June 15, 1886. .Theodore V. Van Heusen. . . .Albany, N. Y June 15, 1893 

April 30, 18S5. .Lawrence Van der Veer Rocky Hill, N. J. . .June 21, 1893 

Oct. 25, 18S6. .Stephen W. Van Winkle Paterson, N. J June 28, 1893 

Oct. 22, 1890. .William Vandever Venturia, Cal July 23, 1893 

April 6, 1886. .John Banta New York July 26, 1893 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Thomas Doremus Messier. . . .Pittsburgh, Pa Aug. II, 1893 

June 15, 1886. .John Evert De Witt Portland, Me Aug. 30, 1893 

Mar. 26, 1881 . .Wynford Van Gaasbeck New York Sept. 5, 1893 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Richard Amerman Flatbush, N. Y Oct. 6, 1893 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Willard Charles Marselius. . . .Albany, N. Y Dec. 24, 1893 

May 27, 1890. .Gardiner Van Nostrand Newburgh, N. Y...Jan. I, 1894 

April 6, 1886. .John Hancock Riker New York Jan. 26, 1894 



Dec. 23, 1885. .Augustus Schoonmaker Kingston, N. Y. . . .April 10, 1894 

Oct. 27, 1887. . Abram Jansen Hardenbergh. .Spring House, N. Y.May 7, 1894 
Mar. 30, 1887. .Abraham Van Vechten Albany, N. Y May 7, 1894 



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Dec. 7, 1888. .Jasper Van Vleck New York June 4, 1894 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Francis Salmon Quackenbos. . Hartford, Conn.... July I, 1894 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Solomon Van Elten Port Jervis, N. V. . .July 7, 1894 

Oct. 24, 1886. .Walter L. Van Uenbergh Amsterdam, N.Y...Aug. 5, 1894 

April 6, 1886. .George Van Cam pen Olean, N. Y Aug. 12, 1894 

Mar. 29, 1S88. .James Scott Conover New York Sept. 18, 1894 

Dec. 22, 18S7. .Richard Van Vooihis Rochester Oct. 21, 1894 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Hooper Gumming Van Vorst. . Barth-on-Hudson. . Oct. 26, 1894 

Jan. 30, 1890. .James A. Van Auken New York Nov. 5, 1894 

Mar. 26, 1S91 . .Thomas Lenox Van Deventer, Knoxville, Tenn...Nov. 5, 1S94 

Mar. 28, 1889.. George Washington Roscvelt, Stamford, Conn.... Nov. 7, 1894 

Dec. 7, 1888. .David Buel Knickerbocker. . .Indianapolis, Ind. . . Dec. 31, 1894 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .John Fine Suydam New York Jan. 3,1895 

June 29, 1S93. .Moses Bedell Suydam Allegheny, Pa Jan. 14, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Elijah Dubois Kingston, N. Y Feb. 7, 1895 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Frank Roosevelt New York Feb. 7, 1895 

Mar. 30, 18S7. .Henry Ditmas Polhemus Brooklyn, N. Y....Feb. 14, 1895 

Mar. 28, 1S89. .Francis Latta Du Bois Bridgeton, N. J. . . . Feb. 24, 1895 



Oct. 25, 1886. .Charles H. Van Benthuysen . .Albany, N. Y April 15, 1895 

Oct. 24, 1889.. James Dumond Van Hoeven- 

berg New Brighton, N.Y.May 9, 1895 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Cornelius S. Cooper Schraalenburgh, N.J . May 12, 1895 

Nov. 17, 1885. .John Paul Paulison 'Penally , N.J May 30, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Jacob Morris Paterson, N. J June 9, 1895 

Dec. 20, 1886. . Hiram Edward Sickels Albany, N. Y July 4, 1895 

Oct. 27, 1S87. .Josiah Pierson Vreeland Paterson, N. J July *9i 1895 

May 19, 1887. .Fletcher Vosburgh Albany, N. Y July 30, 1895 

May 19, 1887. .Theodore Miller Hudson. N. Y Aug. 18, 1895 

Jan. 7, 1892. .John Ryer Lydecker Bogota, N. J Oct. 4, 1895 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Frederick William Nostrand. .Glen Ridge, N. J. ..Oct. 27, 1895 

Mar. 28, iS8g. .Johnston Niven liegeman. .. .New York Nov. 12, 1895 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Peter L. Voorhees Camden, N. J Nov. 29, 1895 

June 15, 1886. .Edward Schenck New York Dec. 18, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886. .William Henry Montanye .... New York Dec. 23, 1895 

Jan. 30, 1890. .John Waddell Van Sickle Springfield, O Dec. 26, 1895 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen Van Rensselaer 

Bogert New Brighton, N.Y.Jan. 10, 1896 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Joseph Woodard Duryee New York Jan. 25, 1896 

Dec. 22, 1887 John Brower New York Feb. 28, 1896 

Oct. 24, 18S9. .Daniel Berten Van Houlen. . .New York Mar. 27, 1896 






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